Councillor mourned

Date published: 19 December 2012

COUNCILLOR Phil Harrison died this morning following a short battle with lung cancer.

The Royton South Labour councillor, who was married to Councillor Jenny Harrison, died at 5am.

Councillor Steve Bashforth, described the grandad-of-four, of Moorside, as “a very proud man who kept his dignity throughout his illness.”

He added: “He was a great friend — we were like Laurel and Hardy. He was also an exceptional pianist — he used to get on the piano at the Dog and Duck — he’ll be greatly missed.”

Councillor Harrison leaves three sons and a daughter.