Tribute to former Mayor of Sefton – Cllr David Pearson of Dukes Ward

Cllr David Pearson Election Count 2008

Photo: Cllr David Pearson

It is with deep grief and sorrow that my family and I learned of Cllr Pearson’s passing. Having known David my entire life I am shaken that he has been taken from us so soon. As my own local Councillor David was a very proactive man, something which I have been able to learn from myself in my capacity as the present Dukes Ward Councillor. Whether it be taking care of residents’ issues ranging from things such as bins to keeping our town a clean and safe environment for local residents and tourists David always had the right idea for our classic resort  town’s well-being.

I first met David as a toddler and can recall him playing with me and my “Thomas the Tank Engine” train set when he would visit the family home to see if anyone needed any help. Having grown up with this kind and compassionate gentleman protecting the local environment and standing up for my local community, I am deeply honoured and truly privileged to have been fortunate to have known and learnt from this great pillar of Southport society.


I hope all his good work will help residents keep the spirit of David ‘Duke’ Pearson alive for many years, helping people to remember and appreciate just some of the incredible things that he was able to deliver for our local community.

I would like to thank the true ‘Duke’ Pearson as he was known to local residents for all his many years of public service and his wonderful supportive family that has allowed him to achieve a great record of action on behalf of the people of Southport and West Birkdale. As a lifelong Conservative to the very end I would humbly like to wish his family all the best in the future ahead and that our thoughts are with them at this time.”


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