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RIP Cllr John Clark, Ryedale

We are saddened to report Liberal Party Cllr John Clark from Ryedale died on 11th August after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. Our thoughts are with Cathy and family at this time.

Cllr Mike Potter, Ryedale’s new Liberal group leader, said it was a “devastating” loss to the community.

He said: “John’s been a stalwart of local politics for 40 years.”

“Everything he has ever done has been with honesty and integrity, and for the community, which is possibly something that you cannot say about a lot of politicians.”

Mr Potter said Cllr Clark would always fight “for the underdog” and was a farmer who fought to raise awareness of climate change.

He added: “He would never compromise, and he was a very clever man”

His cremation service will be held at Scarborough on 2nd September.