Gosport Borough Council is saddened to announce that Cllr Maggie Morgan has passed away.

The council offers its condolences to the family over this difficult time. Flags at the council offices have been lowered to half-mast.

A tireless worker for the local community, Cllr Morgan was first elected to represent the ward of Grange (now Grange and Alver Valley) in 2012 as a member of the Conservative party.

She is particularly remembered for being Gosport’s Youth Champion. In this role she had many achievements in supporting grants for developing local youth and community work, as well as helping to establish recreation developments such as the skatepark at the Blue Park in Bridgemary and the BMX pump track.

Cllr Morgan served as a member on Gosport’s Community and Environment Board, the Allotment Stakeholders’ Group and the Rowner Community Trust.

She will be missed by the Gosport community and all those who had the pleasure of working alongside her.