Dumfries and Galloway councillor Ted Brown has died after collapsing during a meeting.
It is with deep regret that Dumfries and Galloway Council announces that one of its most respected members, Labour Councillor Ted Brown has died today, after being taken ill at a Council meeting this morning.
– Dumfries and Galloway council spokesman
Annandale North councillor Mr Brown, from Lockerbie, was attending a meeting of the Council's Planning, Housing and Environment Services Committee this morning when he was taken ill.
Councillor Brown was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary, where he later died.