Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mike Nangle

Sad news reaches me of the death of Mike Nangle, formerly a Labour councillor in Hodge Hill and Acocks Green, a stalwart of the Irish community in Birmingham and instrumental in reinstating the annual St Patrick's Day parade. He was respected by all those who met him as a honourable man and a gentleman, serving as a councillor for 23 years until he was defeated in 2007, after becoming our first Irish Lord Mayor in 2005.

Not bad for a lad who came from Portadown to work on Birmingham's buses.


Anonymous said...

Penny and I are saddened.

A gentleman, and indeed a very nice individual

Dispite policitcal differneces always a pleasure to talk to him.


PoliticalHack said...

I suspect that the 'Anonymous' poster above is Trevor Wagg, the husband of Cllr Penny Wagg.

His sentiments are likely to be repeated across the broad church that is Birmingham politics.

Rachel Fritz (niece) said...

From all of his family here in Australia, we were very sad to hear of Uncle Michael's passing and send all our love and condolences to Margaret, Claire and Julian and their families.
Rachel and Richard Fritz
South Australia