Tributes to former Sunderland deputy mayor

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TRIBUTES were paid for a former Deputy Mayor of Sunderland.

Ron Hunter, who served as the city’s Deputy Mayor in 1998/9, died on August 26.

Present Mayor Norma Wright led councillors, officers and members of the public in a minute’s silence for the former councillor at last night’s full meeting of Sunderland City Council.

She said: “As many of you will know, Ron was elected to council in 1976 and served the residents of Silksworth ward for 23 years, until retiring from office in 1999.”

Coun Wright said Mr Hunter had served on a number of committees. He was also chairman of the important education committee.