It is with great sadness that Lambeth Liberal Democrats have learned former Mayor of Lambeth, and Liberal Democrat Councillor for 20 years, Daphne Kathleen Marchant BEM passed away in her sleep on Wednesday afternoon, 3rd February.
Daphne was elected as a councillor for Streatham Wells in 1994 and served until 2014. During that period, she was twice chosen as Mayor of Lambeth, a role in which she took immense pride and dedicated herself in the interests of both young and old in the Borough.
In addition to her Council duties, she was Chair of the Norwood School governing body, a leading light in the Streatham Society, in Woodlawns (Darby and Joan) centre, the Outings for Older South Londoners, and the Myrrh Education Centre.
Daphne was proud to be awarded the BEM in 2013.
Her most recent council colleagues in Streatham Wells, former councillors Judy Best and Alex Davies said in a joint statement:
“Daphne was an extraordinary force in Lambeth politics. Her work for the wider community continued through all her time on the Council and afterwards. She was also an immensely committed liberal, in her words, attitudes and deeds. She had a keen eye for injustice and fought hard for what she believed in throughout her long life. She contributed so much to Streatham, to Lambeth, and to the Liberal Democrats. We loved and will miss her very much.”
Daphne with Judy Best and Alex Davies.
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