The Conservatives in Brighton & Hove are very sad to announce the passing of Wish Ward Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn at the age of 79.
Cllr Peltzer Dunn died at hospital yesterday surrounded by his family, following a short illness.
Garry served as a Councillor in Hove over an incredible timespan of 50 years, standing for the Conservatives in 15 consecutive local elections between 1971 and 2019, first on the Hove Borough Council and later on Brighton & Hove City Council.
Garry was elected on 13 of those 15 occasions, representing the Vallance Ward (1971-1995; and 1999-2003) and then later the Wish Ward (2003-2022).
Highly respected and much loved by his colleagues, Garry was elected Leader of the Conservative Group on a number of occasions and also served as Deputy Leader many times.
He was the Leader of Hove Borough Council between 1987-1991, elected Mayor of Brighton & Hove City Council in 2008 and most recently served on the East Sussex Fire Authority.
Garry had a long professional career, working locally as a Surveyor up until his retirement.
Garry’s loss will be felt by the many people who came to know him right across the City. He was known as a true gentleman by all who came to know him. The thoughts of everyone are with Garry’s family at this time including his wife Chip.
*Two photos of Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn are attached to this statement.