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.