We are sad to announce the passing of Lord John Tomlinson, former chair of ABE

It has been announced that Labour peer Lord John Tomlinson has died at the age of 84. 

Lord Tomlinson served as ABE's chair from 2011 before retiring in 2014 and served his West Midlands community for six decades.  In a tribute his family said, "He will be fondly remembered for his sense of duty and his generosity by his four children and ten grandchildren, his wider family, and many others."

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.