Cllr Brian Silvester has paid tribute to John Jones who died on the 24th of September. He said, "John was first elected on 3 May 2007 to the Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council. On 1 May 2008 he was elected to the Shadow Cheshire East Council for the Crewe North Ward and went on to serve as a Cheshire East Councillor until 2011.
He was a big man with a big heart. He worked very hard for his constituents and he influenced the future direction of Crewe. In his professional life he had experience in the private sector, in running his own garage business and in the public sector as a teacher in the town. This wealth of experience was invaluable to his work as a Councillor and he used it to good effect in the debates in the Council Chamber and his contribution to the work of the Council. If John had been re-elected in 2011 he would have been the Deputy Mayor of Cheshire East but sadly that was not to be.
John was a Conservative Councillor who stood a number of times before he was finally elected in 2007, which showed his perseverance and persistence, which was a characteristic of his. He was a strong supporter of Conservative values and was a former Chairman of the Crewe Conservatives
I would like to pass on my condolences and sympathy to his wife Kate, his family and his many friends,"