The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council was held in the City today.
The man who led Labour back into power after a 13 year absence died last week aged 67.
Andy Burn reports:
The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council, was held this lunchtime.
Mourners lined the route of the civic procession through the town to say their goodbyes to the councillor, who died at last week at the age of 67.
Andy Burn was there:
A Civic Funeral will be held for the Leader of Carlisle City Council later today.
Joe Hendry died last week in hospital surrounded by his family.
The service, at Our Lady and St Joseph's Church is open to the public.
Tributes are being paid to the Leader of Carlisle City Council, who has died aged 67. Dr Joe Hendry died in hospital, a week after suffering a heart attack. Friends and politicians, including the Labour Leader say they remember a man who worked tirelessly to make the city a better place.
The Deputy Leader of Carlisle City Council, Colin Glover, says that the loss of Joe Hendry will leave a huge hole in Carlisle:
Former Carlisle MP, Eric Martlew, has paid tribute to Councillor Joe Hendry:
John Mallinson, Leader of the Opposition on Carlisle City Council is among those paying tribute to Dr Joe Hendry. He spoke to ITV News and said he was a friend as well as colleague.
The Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has paid tribute to Dr Joe Hendry.
The Carlisle City flag is flying at half mast outside of the Civic Centre in memory of Councillor Joe Hendry.
Tributes have been coming in for the leader of Carlisle City Council who died aged 67.
The Deputy Leader of Carlisle City Council, Colin Glover, said:
"Everyone is in shock. I saw him on Wednesday and he appeared to be getting better."
John Mallinson, Leader of the Opposition, said:
"We may have been in different parties and had different opinions but we worked together verywell and I regarded him as my friend."
Councillors have paid tribute to Carlisle City Council Leader Joe Hendry, who died yesterday afternoon (30th May).
The 67-year-old was receiving care at Cumberland Infirmary following a heart attack last Friday (24th May).