Dartford Council has paid tribute to a councillor who has died.

Councillor Nancy Wightman was first elected to Dartford Council in 2003 as a Conservative member for Brent ward and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.

This year she was a member of the development control board, licensing committee, policy overview and appointments panel while she was also a member of the Friends of Hesketh Park liaison group.

A Dartford Council spokesman announced the news on the Dartford Council website on Monday (August 4). 

He said: "It is with sadness and regret the council has learnt of the death of Councillor Nancy Wightman.

"Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time."