Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, paid tribute to former City Councillor, Mark Yates who sadly passed away on 18 February 2021.
“I was saddened to hear of Mark’s death, as were many of my fellow Councillors.
During my time as a County Councillor for Larches I got to know Mark well and appreciated his hard work and support and the way he was such a great team player. My heartfelt condolences are with Mark’s daughter, Rebecca, also a former City Councillor, as well as with all his family and friends.
“Mark a passionate ward Councillor for Larches for 7 years, until standing down in May 2019.
Serving on many committees and task groups at the Council, he was very well liked and respected by his constituents and fellow Councillors. Long before joining the Council, Mark was an ardent supporter of trade unions, with a strong commitment to supporting workers’ rights including fair pay and conditions.
“In the many tributes paid to Mark following this sad news, one message rings clear: Mark was a great individual and will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.”