Tributes are continuing to be paid to one of Bilston’s favourite sons, Lord ‘Dennis’ Turner, who sadly passed away on Tuesday aged 71.

Dennis was one of the most famous and charismatic politicians the city has produced, serving as a Bilston councillor from 1966, until becoming a Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East from 1987 to 2005. He later went on to become Lord Turner of Bilston.

Wolverhampton Homes today paid its own tribute to the man who was a ‘huge figure’ in our city.

Sue Roberts MBE, Chair of Wolverhampton Homes said:

Dennis was Bilston through and through. He was passionate about where he lived and set out to make a difference and make things better for local people. He was a big advocate for council housing and worked tirelessly over the years, not just for his constituents and for local tenants, but for Wolverhampton as a whole. He was a huge figure in Wolverhampton and will be sorely missed”.

Lesley Roberts, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Homes added:

I met with Dennis towards the end of last year and you could tell, simply by talking to him for just a few minutes, how passionate he was about Wolverhampton and its people. It’s a very sad day for the city and Bilston has lost one of its greatest sons. But Dennis has left a lasting legacy and over his many years of dedicated public service he helped improve the lives of countless local people in our city. Our thoughts are with his family and friends”.

 

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