Tribute paid to former Battersea councillor Sam Heath
Published: Monday, April 1, 2019
Council Leader Ravi Govindia has today (Monday) paid tribute to former Battersea Labour councillor Samantha Heath who has passed away.
She represented Latchmere Ward between 1994 and 2002 when she stepped down. During her time on the council she sat on the Education and Environment committees and served as the main opposition spokesman on housing.
Between 2000 and 2004 she served on the London Assembly and was its deputy chair in 2003-4. She also chaired its Environment committee.
After leaving the assembly in 2004, she was appointed Chief Executive of London Sustainability Exchange, a voluntary organisation dedicated to delivering a sustainable future for the capital.
Councillor Govindia said: “We have just learned the very sad news of Sam Heath’s passing which has come as a great shock to many in the town hall who knew her and worked alongside her.
“She represented Latchmere ward for almost a decade and served its residents with great energy and dedication. She was hugely committed to environmental issues and continued that important mission when she served on the GLA.
“We didn’t agree on everything but no-one could doubt her sincerity or her commitment. Her death at such a young age is a great loss and I would like to extend my deepest condolences to her family, her friends and all who knew her.”