Colleagues pay tribute to Heswall councillor
TRIBUTES were paid by colleagues to a Wirral councillor who died after a short illness.
Heswall councillor Peter Johnson, 74, was well known in the area as a farmer and former newsagent.
He had started out as a painter at Cammell Laird before going to live in Australia. When he returned to the UK he worked in insurance.
After he met his wife Mary they ran the newsagents in Heswall’s lower village, as well as running her family’s farm nearby.
He was elected as a Conservative councillor in 1991, and served as mayor from 2006-7.
Fellow Heswall councillor Andrew Hodson described Peter Johnson as a “one of life’s true gentlemen”.
He said: “I will miss him and miss his advice.”