A Lewisham councillor has passed away, it was announced today (February 17). 

Bellingham ward Cllr Sue Hordijenko was elected in 2016 after a by-election.  

She represented the Bellingham ward along with Cllr Alan Hall and Cllr Jacq Paschoud.  

In a statement Lewisham Mayor Damien Egan said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of our friend and colleague Sue Hordijenko.  

“Sue was a kind and compassionate councillor, who worked tirelessly to support the people she represented in Bellingham.  

“Even if you had just met Sue, you instantly felt like you were talking to a friend.  

“She was a popular and respected figure at the council and will be deeply missed by many.  

“My thoughts and prayers are with Sue’s family and friends.”