Shock death of community stalwart Mike Landriau

Tributes have been paid after the sudden death of a Nelson councillor and community stalwart.

Thursday, 11th June 2015, 10:29 am
Mike Landriau

Coun. Mike Landriau, of Walton Lane, died on Tuesday after a suspected heart attack.

A minute’s silence was held at Nelson Town Council’s meeting last night as a mark of respect.

A member of the Conservative Party, Mr Landriau represented Marsden ward on Nelson Town Council for many years.

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He was married to wife Doreen and they had two daughters.

Mr Landriau had a career in the Army and served with the Pay Corps, mainly with the Royal Signals.

That military background led to him playing a significant role in Nelson Town Council giving the Freedom of the Town to war veterans in 2013.

He also had the community at heart, and was a long serving member of race-relations bodies throughout the 1980s and 1990s when he was part of the Burnley and Pendle Community Relations Council and its successor the Racial Equality Council for a 15 year period.

Former Conservative leader of Pendle Council, Coun. Joe Cooney, tweeted: “Saddened to hear about the sudden death of Nelson Town Councillor Mike Landriau.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Coun. Cooney added: “It’s completely out of the blue. He was hard working and did a lot of work with veterans. He was a thoroughly decent man.”

Fellow town councillor, Coun. George Adam, said Mr Landriau will be “sadly missed” by all.

Mr Adam said: “He was a member of the Royal British legion for a long time. I’ve known Mike for many years.

“It’s a sad loss for the whole community really, he was such a good man.”

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson added his condolences saying: “This is absolutely tragic. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

“He contributed so much to Nelson and the wider area through a range of different community groups and sectors.

“Every time I went along to something Mike seemed to be involved with it in some way.”