Bud Robinson, a former Mayor of Lincoln and a local politician for the past quarter of a century, has passed away aged 76 on Monday, January 16.
He was a father of eight and grandfather of 16, as well as a respected Labour councillor at both City and County Councils.
Mr Robinson stood down from his seat on the City of Lincoln Council in May 2011.
He was first elected to the City Council in 1985, entering the world of politics through the tenants movement.
With a great amount of knowledge about council housing from the point of view of the tenants, Mr Robinson dedicated much of his work to improving council housing for the city’s tenants.
Also a great-grandfather of 12, he served as both Chair of Housing Committee and Portfolio Holder for Housing during his time at the City Council.
Mr Robinson was Mayor of Lincoln in 1998, and also served as a County Councillor for 12 years in total – between 1989 and 1993 and then between 2001 and 2009.
Labour Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City Council, said: “Bud brought to the council an independence of mind and a passion for representing ordinary working class people.
“He was a great character with a terrific sense of humour, plain speaking and not one to stand on ceremony. A real champion of the people.”