The Conservative Group is saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Liz Mammatt, who passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday morning.
Liz was a hardworking and dedicated public servant throughout her life, including serving residents of the London Borough of Hounslow as a councillor between 2010 and 2014 for Bedfont. During her time as a councillor, she worked diligently and effectively for not only her ward but the whole borough. Some of Liz’s work includes leading the ban on spitting in public, which helps against the spread of disease; especially Tuberculosis (which is high in the borough). She worked hard to keep our streets clean, combat crime and arson, and to work with the local community – an example of this was helping set up local action group which included the police, fire brigade, council and local activists. With Liz’s lead, she saw the creation of physical barriers at key arson and fly-tipping locations in Bedfont and Feltham which ultimately saw a reduction in such crime.
Before her role as a councillor in Hounslow, Liz was a councillor and Leader of the Conservative Group in the London Borough of Barnet from 1996 to 2000. Here she successfully held the council administration to account, especially when it came to vulnerable residents. During an incident of misleading and inaccurate reports being found written by a senior officer in Barnet Council, Liz summed up her attitude as a public servant with these words: “These are not just pieces of paper, they are people's lives." Her passion to protect and support vulnerable people remained throughout her life.
We would offer our condolences to her friends and family, and join them in remembering Liz, who will be greatly missed.