A CITY councillor, 'champion of the people' and a key figure of the Wolvercote community has passed away.

Angie Goff, who was elected to the council in May 2016, represented the Wolvercote ward for the Liberal Democrats. She was also the chairman of the Wolvercote Commoners and a member of Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum.

The group leader of her Lib Dem group, Andrew Gant, said: “Angie was a wonderful colleague and a fantastic councillor. Her roots in her community in Wolvercote ran deep, and it was obvious the respect and affection in which she was held.

“She approached her job as a councillor not as a politician but as a champion of the people she’d lived amongst all her life and she went on fighting their corner as long as she was able. She was a great character, full of laughter and fun. We will miss her.”

And Susan Brown, the leader of the city council, said: “We are all very sad to hear the news of Councillor Angie Goff’s passing. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. We will miss Angie’s cheerful presence and her contributions on behalf of her constituents.”

She also served on the council’s licensing and gambling acts committee, housing panel and Oxford Living Wage scrutiny review group.

The council’s city flag above Oxford Town Hall will be lowered to half-mast on the day of her funeral, October 26. That will take place at Wolvercote Cemetery Chapel and the wake will be held at Oxford University Press Amalgamated Athletics Club.  

Stephen Goddard, a fellow Wolvercote city councillor, said: “Angie Goff was an ideal councillor for Wolvercote ward: hard-working, dedicated and with deep roots in her community, she was well-known, popular and highly effective.

“She worked closely with many local organisations – especially the Neighbourhood Forum, and the Wolvercote Commoners Committee, of which she had been a highly respected chair - to improve life in the ward. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.”