Watford Labour is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Jackie Connal.
Jackie dutifully served the residents of Holywell for nine years and was beloved by residents of her ward and members of Watford CLP.
Having served alongside Jackie in Holywell, Councillor Nigel Bell gave this tribute:
“Although I knew Jackie was very ill, I was devastated when I heard the news yesterday. Jackie was a truly lovely person, always with a happy and smiling personality every time we met.
No matter how down one felt Jackie would come in the room with a mission to cheer everyone up and she made sure, no matter how she felt, she would leave everyone feeling more optimistic.
She was a positive campaigner who could disarm hostility on the doorstep with a smile. I know of so many residents in Holywell ward, who she represented for nine years from 2010 to 2019, as well as across Watford, who were helped by Jackie and who will very sad to hear this news.
It’s often said at these times, but Jackie really was ‘one in a million’ with a truly kind heart and compassionate not only towards her Councillor colleagues but to all her many friends in and out of the Party and at the Council Offices.”
Our deepest sympathies go out to Jackie’s family and friends.