TRIBUTES have been paid to Wakefield mayor Councillor Brian Holmes after his death on Monday night.
The grandfather, who had been the city’s mayor since May and a long-standing councillor in the Horbury and South Ossett ward, had celebrated his 75th birthday last Friday. Coun Holmes was married to Coun Janet Holmes, a former mayor of Wakefield and current mayoress. Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said: “Brian was an outstanding Mayor, councillor and friend.”
A book of condolence has been opened at Wakefield Cathedral.