Robert Shean McConnell, 1930-2021


It is with sadness that we report that Robert Shean McConnell, a former Lambeth Liberal Democrat councillor has passed away.

He was elected to Knight's Hill in a by-election on 21 March 1996, taking the seat from the Conservatives and beating Labour into second
place by 41 votes. He held the seat, serving with Jeremy Baker and Gerry Evans until 2006. The three seats were then won by Labour.

Known by some as Robert, by others as Shean, before retirement he had a distinguished career in town planning in the UK and Canada. On
Lambeth Council he was a stalwart of the Community Police Consultative Group, sat on the Residential Care Committee and was a
member of the Norwood Town Centre Forum. A long time resident in Stockwell Park Road, he was a keen and expert gardener. Unknown to
many, he was also a Baronet, but never used the title.

His funeral in Southwark Cathedral on 4 August was attended by six of his former Lambeth LibDem Councillor colleagues and Ingeborg Bottrall
whose late husband Anthony, a councillor in Stockwell, had been on the Council with Shean.

Our condolences to his family and friends.


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