County Councillor John Horner

Published: 12 May 2022

It is with great sadness that I must report to you that John Horner, County Councillor for Arden Division has died. The news has come as a shock to all his friends and colleagues on the Conservative Group and to the wider Members and Officers at Warwickshire County Council.

John had recently been slightly ill and had undergone some surgery from which he appeared to be improving. He deteriorated quickly and his family informed on Wednesday morning 11th May that he had passed away overnight.

John had been a member of Warwickshire County Council since May 2013 and served as a Councillor for Arden Division. He has been such a valued member of the Group having served on the Cabinet for Fire and Rescue Services, he Chaired Overview and Scrutiny and has Chaired the Pension Fund subcommittee for many years. Most recently he has been Vice Chairman of the County Council and would have become Chairman on Tuesday at our Annual General Meeting - a role he was looking forward to and would have been immensely good at. He would have been a fantastic representative for our County.

John had a wonderful dry wit and a huge intellect. He has been a great advocate for the villages and communities he has represented and a valued member of our Group. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Lucy, his wife and his Children at what must be a very difficult time.

Rest in Peace John.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE