Dumfries and Galloway councillor Ted Brown has died after collapsing during a meeting.
– Dumfries and Galloway council spokesman
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.
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.