Council pays tribute to former councillor Lord Frank Field

Lord Field served as a Labour Councillor in the Turnham Green ward for one term from 1964 until 1968.

Published: Friday, 26th April 2024

Lord Frank Field

Hounslow Council regrets to announce the passing of former Councillor Frank Field. Lord Field was an integral part of the "first generation" of Hounslow Councillors, having been elected to the London Borough of Hounslow on May 7, 1964 (this was the body that began as a shadow authority for one year until it formally became the council from 1965). 

Lord Field served as a Labour Councillor in the Turnham Green ward for one term from 1964 until 1968, living in Dukes Avenue and then Barrowgate Road during that period.  

During his time on the Council, he was appointed as a member of the Children Committee, the Consumer Protection Committee and the Housing Committee.  

Following his service on the Council, Lord Field transitioned to national politics, where he was elected to Parliament in 1979, representing the constituency of Birkenhead. Over the years, he distinguished himself as a parliamentarian, eventually ascending to the position of Minister of State in the 1997 Labour Government under the leadership of Harriet Harman, the Social Security Secretary.  More recently, he sat in the House of Lords where he was ennobled as Baron Field of Birkenhead. 

Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Lord Field. Lord Field's dedication to public service, both locally and nationally, leaves behind a legacy of commitment and advocacy that will be remembered for generations to come. His contributions to Hounslow Council and the wider community have left an indelible mark, and he will be missed.” 

The Council will pay tribute to Lord Field at its meeting in May 2024. 

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