Peterborough's Former Mayor, Charles Swift, 92, has passed away

Peterborough’s Former Mayor, Charles Swift, 92, has passed away

Charles Swift, a former mayor of Peterborough, believed to be the longest-serving councilor in the UK died at the age of 92.

British Former Mayor Charles Swift dies at the age of 92

A former mayor of Peterborough claimed to be the longest-serving councilor in the UK, has died at the age of 92. His family said Mr. Swift, who died after a short illness, was a “true gentleman”.

His son Paul said: “Our family has been incredibly honored to have had such a terrific man in our life and we shall miss dad tremendously. ” Peterborough has lost such a great gentleman.”

Charles Swift Age, Family, Early Life

Charles Swift was 92 years old. He holds British nationality and he belongs to a white ethnic group. His actual born date and Zodiac sign are not known.

charles swift family

On Charles Swift’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Charles Swift Wife, What about his Relationship?

 Information about Charles Swift’s wife is not provided on the internet.

Charles Swift Career, What was his profession?

Charles Swift OBE was first elected as Labour councilor for North Ward in Peterborough in 1954 at the age of 23 and was the youngest ever member of the city council. Mr. Swift, who was granted an OBE for services to the public in 1985, became the mayor of Peterborough at the age of 30. He also commanded the council for approximately 20 years.

John Peach, another former mayor of the city, said you could not “sum up” what Mr. Swift had done for the community since he had “been involved in everything through the years”. Mr. Swift oversaw tremendous changes to Peterborough in his time.

He stated he was considered to have been the longest-serving councilor in the country. One of the things he was most famous for was inviting Ugandan refugees to the city. In 1972 he set aside 50 municipal houses in Peterborough for some of the Ugandan Asian families forced to evacuate their homes. The gesture, however, proved to be controversial and Mr. Swift and his family were exposed to reactions from some members of the community.

Ugandan Community

Fifty years on, there remains a strong Ugandan community in Peterborough. In 1992, Mr. Swift lost the Labour whip, partially because of his connection with Conservative MP Brian Mawhinney, but he continued to serve North Ward as an independent. Mr. Swift, who was associated with the Salvation Army, stepped down as councilor in 2016, saying at the age of 86 it was time to call it a day.

Mr. Swift oversaw tremendous changes to Peterborough in his time. One of the things he was most famous for was inviting Ugandan refugees to the city. In 1972 he set aside 50 municipal houses in Peterborough for some of the Ugandan Asian families forced to evacuate their homes. The gesture, however, proved to be controversial and Mr. Swift and his family were exposed to reactions from some members of the community.

Fifty years on, there remains a strong Ugandan community in Peterborough. In 1992, Mr. Swift lost the Labour whip, partially because of his connection with Conservative MP Brian Mawhinney, but he continued to serve North Ward as an independent.

How much is Charles Swift Net Worth?

However, we shouldn’t have any specific information about Charles Swift’s net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

There are no available details regarding Charles Swift’s educational background

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Charles Swift is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Charles Swift’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Charles Swift’s should be knows

NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusSingle

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