Former Three Towns Labour Councillor, David Munn, has passed away.

Cunninghame North Labour Party confirmed that Mr Munn died peacefully at home last night [September 29].

The father-of-three, who was Councillor for Saltcoats and Stevenston, was born in the late 1940s in Ayr and, at the age of seventeen moved to Stevenston when his father secured a headteacher's job there.

He was first elected in 1984 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and North Ayrshire Council was Cunninghame District Council. 

In May 2011, after 27 years in the job, Mr Munn announced that he was stepping down from local politics.

At the time, he said: "I'm a Three Towns man now but I still consider myself 'an honest man'. Ne'er a toon surpasses for honest men and bonnie lasses!"



Paying tribute, Saltcoats Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “I knew David for many years. He was an extremely hard working councillor for our area. He looked after me when I joined the Labour Party and was always there for me when I needed advice.

"When he stepped down from being a Cllr in 2011 it was very important for me to win the by-election and hold the seat because of the years David had held it for and represented the people of Saltcoats.

"He was a great stalwart for the Labour Party. I am saddened of his passing and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with his wife Margaret and his family.”