Cllr Kennedy Obituary, Death – It is with deep sadness that County Durham Labour mourns the loss of Cllr Leanne Kennedy, who tragically passed away over the weekend. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Leanne’s husband, Gavin, their two children, two grandchildren, and all her numerous family and friends.
Leanne was an unwavering pillar of her community, serving the Dawdon Division on Durham County Council with utmost dedication and distinction since her election in 2017. A true daughter of Dawdon, she represented her hometown with immense pride, dedicating herself to meaningful youth projects at Dawdon Community Centre, where she held the position of Chair.
Leanne played a crucial role in maintaining the social fabric of the community, both before and during the COVID-19 response efforts. Leanne collaborated closely with numerous community groups, especially during the lockdowns, when she tirelessly assisted in distributing food and emergency supply parcels to vulnerable and elderly individuals. She went the extra mile by preparing, cooking, and delivering hot meals to ensure that no one identified as “at risk” would go hungry.