County council’s first female chairman dies

Margaret Johnson, former WSCC chairman
Margaret Johnson, former WSCC chairman
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West Sussex County Council’s first female chairman has died.

Margaret Johnson was the ceremonial head of the authority from 2001-2008 and represented Lindfield and High Weald from 1981 to 2009.

She died on Saturday November 12 and flags at county council buildings flew at half-mast on Monday November 14 as a mark of respect.

A memorial service will be planned for the new year.

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