Councillor and former Lord Mayor of Westminster dies

Cllr Audrey Lewis has died

Cllr Audrey Lewis has died - Credit: Archant

The leader of the council has paid tribute to a long-standing councillor and former Lord Mayor of Westminster who died over the weekend.

Cllr Audrey Lewis, ward councillor for Bryanston and Dorset Square, became a cabinet member in 2004 first as Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Licensing, and then Customer Services and Neighbourhoods.

In her most recently role she served as the Mayor before stepping down two months ago.

Before she become a councillor, Cllr Lewis, lived in Marylebone, worked in advertising.

Cllr Philippa Roe, leader of Westminster Council, said: “Westminster is left without one of the most talented and hardworking Councillors I have had the privilege to work with.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Audrey’s family and many friends at this very sad time.”

Cllr Lewis is survived by her step-daughter Victoria Lewis, and three grand-daughters Frances, Nancy and Kathleen.

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She was married to Peter Lewis, who died in 2010.