I WAS extremely shocked and upset to hear of the passing of Westfield Councillor Lynn Jeffries.

Although not members of the same party, I had a great deal of respect for her honest, straight-talking demeanour and her tireless, vocal work towards improving services for the disabled and others less fortunate in society.

She was a completely selfless person who always looked to help others and she will be much missed by those she represented as well as those such as myself, who consider it an honour to have known and worked with her. I will remember with fondness her cheeky but well meaning sense of humour. Rest in peace Lynn.

Cllr Paul Doughty, Conservative, Strensall ward, West End, Strensall, York