Councillor Chris Underwood-Frost dies after battling illness
Councillor Chris Underwood-Frost has died after a long fight with cancer.
He passed away yesterday afternoon, although tributes have already started pouring in.
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, paid tribute to him today.
West Lindsey District Council has also lowered its flag to half mast, as a mark of respect.
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Mr Underwood-Frost was first elected to West Lindsey District Council back in 1999.
He was chairman of the district council between 2004 and 2005.
He also represented the Scotter Rural division at Lincolnshire County Council for 12 years.
But he had already battled six separate bouts of cancer and endured more than 40 operations in 13 years, when he spoke to the Echo in February 2012.
Mr Underwood-Frost had manned a number of roles at the county council, despite battling illness.
He was chairman of the Property and Capital Working Group between October 2003 and May 2005.
He then chaired the group which replaced it, until June 2009.
Mr Underwood-Frost also served as vice-chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, from June 2009 until earlier this year.
In May he became vice-chairman of the Community and Public Safety Scrutiny Committee.
He was also a member of the Improving School Meals Scrutiny Task Group in October 2005.
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