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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland







Councillor Stephen MooreLISBURN was in shock this week after local DUP Councillor Stephen Moore was found dead on Wednesday morning.

It is understood Mr Moore (34) had been suffering from ill health for some time. Nevertheless his death has come as a great shock to friends and colleagues on Lisburn City Council.

The Mayor, Councillor Trevor Lunn, said he was stunned by the news.

He said although Mr Moore had only been on the council a short time, he had already made an impact and had much more still to give.

"On behalf of the whole council I would offer our sympathy and prayers to Stephen's family at this very difficult time," he said. Mr Moore's party colleague Edwin Poots spoke of his sadness.

"The death of Stephen has come as a terrible shock and he will be greatly missed," he said. "My immediate thoughts and prayers are with his family and my heartfelt sympathy and that of the DUP Group on Lisburn City Council are extended to them.

"Stephen had been a member of the Party for many years and was extremely proud to represent the people of Dunmurry on Lisburn Council.

"As the only unionist councillor for this area Stephen championed their rights and gave them a voice. He will be a great loss to the area and we in the party will miss him tremendously."

Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson commented: "We are all devastated by this news of Stephen's untimely death but our sorrow must pale into insignificance when compared to that of the immediate family.

"Stephen was a very good public representative and he enjoyed serving the people of Dunmurry on Lisburn Council and he will be sadly missed."

Councillor Jonathan Craig said he was 'heartbroken' at the loss of his 'friend and colleague'.

He added: `I am absolutely devastated. He leaves behind four young daughters, the youngest of whom is two and the eldest is 12 - the same age as my son. It is heartbreaking."

Ulster Star