THE leader of Banbury Town Council has led tributes to a former councillor who has died aged 62.

Kieron Mallon praised former Grimsbury and Castle town councillor Ann Bonner, pictured, as a “stalwart promoter” of the town and “tireless worker”.

Mrs Bonner, who lived in Griffith Road, passed away on Monday evening after staying for a short period at Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury.

She leaves behind husband Derek, son James and two grandchildren.

Mr Mallon said: “Ann was a stalwart promoter of Banbury and she served the people of Grimsbury and Castle at various times on all tiers of local government.

“She was a tireless worker for the area that she lived in and grew up in and always made her points with style, integrity and a sense of humour.”