Tributes made to former Lady Mayoress Susan Holley
TRIBUTES have been paid to a "lovely and generous" former Lady Mayoress of Swansea.
Susan Holley, the wife of former council leader Chris Holley, died on Saturday.
Mr Holley, Cwmbwrla ward member and leader of the opposition in Swansea Council, was Lord Mayor in 2006/07, with Mrs Holley taking up the position as his consort, Lady Mayoress.
During that year they raised over £50,000 for their chosen charities and also marked their 30th wedding anniversary.
Tributes have been pouring by friends and colleagues who have been shocked by the tragic news.
Fellow Cwmbwrla councillor, Peter Black, said he has known Susan Holley for around 30 years.
"Sue was a lovely, generous person who was very much supported Chris through this work," he said. "She was an excellent mayoress and she won the hearts and minds of people when she was in that job.
"My sympathy goes out to Chris and his daughters Rachel and Nicola. It is a terrible tragedy."
Cwmbwrla councillor Graham Thomas said: "Sue has been a stalwart for Chris over the years. And when he was leader of the council she was very supportive and would stand by him."
Mr Thomas said they would be doing everything they could to help Mr Holley during this difficult time.
"We will obviously be there to help," he said.
Messages have also been appearing on Twitter to pay tribute to Mrs Holley.
Swansea Taxis said: "Sad to hear councillor Chris Holley's wife Susan passed away this morning. Deepest sympathy from all of us."
Mr Holley, has been a councillor for nearly 30 years, and his daughter Nicola Holley is also a former councillor.