Oldham Council is saddened to learn of the death of former Liberal Democrat Councillor Angie Farrell (Angela Mary Cheeseman) who passed away peacefully in hospital on May 15, aged 61.
Angie served the Liberal Democrats and Liberals during her political career which began when she was elected as a Shaw councillor in Shaw in 1991.
She served on many committees including Licensing, Health and Environment Overview and Scrutiny, Health and Adult Social Services Overview and Scrutiny Commission, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, First Choice Homes Oldham – Shaw and Royton Local Board and was a very active member of the A V Davies Charity.
Angie was Chair of the Parish Council on 2 occasions – from 2001 to 2002 and from 2016 to 2017.
Former Liberal Democrat colleague, Councillor Howard Sykes, describes Angie as a “first class champion for residents” as well as a “happy and jolly soul.” She was a glass half full person.
A lifelong fan of rugby league, Angie travelled all over the country in her passion for the game, even attending a Grand Final at Old Trafford.
We owe a huge thanks to Angie for her many years of service to Oldham, she will be sadly missed.
Due to the current coronavirus lockdown, a book of condolence will be available online only.