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Mike Layland, 'Mr Worcester', dies aged 81

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Worcester News: Photograph of the Author

Tom Edwards, Political Reporter

    Mike Layland has died aged 81 after a heart attack
  • He was twice Worcester mayor, and spent 44 years in public life
  • Tomorrow's Worcester News will carry detailed tributes - have your say here


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Popley67 4:25pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Mike was a true ambassador for Worcester and did a great job as a Councillor and always hard working. He was always thorough and fair while on Licensing Committee, and supported officers too. Thank you Mike R.I.P

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[deleted] Replying Popley67 2:16pm Fri 21 Apr 17
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Gods eye 4:27pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Rip mike....

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rossmcf 5:44pm Thu 20 Apr 17

A very sad day indeed. Many a Parish and City Councillor benefited from Mike's wise counsel. He will be sadly missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

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broadwas 6:29pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Mike Layland, 'Mr Worcester', dies aged 81

Bit insensitive. RIP, sir.

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bobnohope 8:14pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Such sad news to learn of Mike's passing. A great guy and friend and I will miss his kindness, humour and wisdom.
RIP Mike

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wornoutprinter 8:36pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Very sad news, I often saw Mike at the Worcester City Transportation/Highw
ays committee meetings. Always the gentleman, even when disagreeing with comments made by members from an opposing party. Mike was always very supportive of the Police and other emergency services. He will be a great loss to the residents he did so much to help and serve, RIP .
Mike Digger

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villapete 9:11pm Thu 20 Apr 17

Had the pleasure of meeting mike and having dinner with him and his wife at Fownes at a wedding function, he was a charming man to talk too.respect to his family.

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