My thoughts and condolences to Gilly and family following the sad news
yesterday of the death of the former leader of Derbyshire County Council
Martin Doughty following a long illness.
Martin was a former County Councillor for New Mills and was leader of
Derbyshire County Council from 1992 until 2001, and has been Chair of
Natural England since 1996. Martin was knighted for services to local
government in 2001 and has been involved in key roles in a whole range of
organisations in the public and voluntary sector.