Councillor Ann Allen MBE of Dartford Borough Council has died.

The council said the 76-year-old died on Wednesday.

Cllr Allen represented the Maypole and Leyton Cross ward after being first elected to Dartford Borough Council in 1987.

She was also a long-standing member of Kent County Council and Wilmington Parish Council.

Cllr Allen served as the Mayor of Dartford in 1993-94 and again in 2012-13 and had been a member of the Cabinet for many years.

She was currently responsible for the Youth, Health and Wellbeing portfolio.

Jeremy Kite MBE, Leader of Dartford Borough Council, said: “Ann was held in high regard for the many exceptional things that she did for the Council and for our communities.

“Ann was a Council, Parish and County Councillor and a lead member in our Cabinet, she worked tirelessly to help as many people as possible and will be greatly missed.”

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