Former Gosport Councillor passes

Former Councillor, Peter Langdon, has died aged 79.

It is with regret that Gosport Conservatives are sad to announce the death of Peter Langdon who passed away at 11pm on 23rd July 2017.

Peter was born in 1938 and became a Weapons Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy. He retired in 1993 after a career in the Royal Navy spanning 38 years.

Peter had lived in Hardway for over 40 years and was a Gosport Borough Councillor for 17 years between 1999 and 2016 as well as a Hampshire County Councillor between 1997 and 2001.

Outside of politics Peter was largely into his gardening and regularly bought varieties of tomatoes, lettuces and other vegetables into the office for everybody to try.

Commenting on the News, Cllr Mark Hook, leader of Gosport Borough Council said:

“Peter led the way on transport issues both within the Conservative Group and the Council. Peter played a major part in improving Gosport’s infrastructure with his work on Heritage Way, the BRT and was a big campaigner for the Stubbington Bypass.

Peter was proud of our town and totally committed to improving transport access, the economy and enhancing the natural environment of our Borough. He was a true gentleman and he will be sadly missed by all.”

Caroline Dinenage MP said:

“Peter was one of the great characters of public life in Gosport, an effective and well liked local Councillor, a popular and hard working part of our local Conservative family and, above all, a true and loyal friend. He will be hugely missed.”

Details of Peter’s funeral are yet to be confirmed.