FORMER Hackney Labour Councillor Steve Scott has died, aged 92. He represented Dalston and Brownswood wards in the 1970s and 1980s, and chaired the Social Services, Finance, and Libraries and Amenities committees during those years.

He was the council’s main representative on local NHS bodies – and his commitment to the NHS continued for many more years after he retired from the Council

Steve initially ran the chemist shop in the Narrow Way and, in 1958, added a travel agency – Easton Travel – as travel became popular and more accessible for local people.

Joannie Andrews, a former Council colleague, and former Chair of Victoria Ward Labour party, said: “He was certainly committed to making life better for the people in his community and was a long standing and active member of the Labour Party.”

Cllr Ian Rathbone, Chair of Hackney Labour Group of Councillors, added: “Steve was a solid councillor and worked hard for the people in his ward. He was a good administrator. He also set up a travel agency used by many people across Hackney to take their first holidays abroad.”

When he moved to live in Victoria Ward (Christ Church Estate) he was an active member of the Crown’s Victoria Park Residents’ Association (now Peabody Victoria Park Residents’ and Community Association), and active in Victoria Ward Labour Party.

He is survived by a son Adam and daughter Hilary.


6 June 2020

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