Tributes paid to Glenrothes councillor Betty Campbell

Cllr Betty Campbell
Cllr Betty Campbell

Tributes have been paid to Glenrothes Labour councillor Betty Campbell who has passed away aged 76.

The councillor, who has represented ward 14 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie since May 2007, died at her home earlier today (Friday).

Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Lindsay Roy said the town had lost a “true champion”.

He added: “I was very saddened to learn of Betty’s passing.

“Betty was warm-hearted and down to earth, and had a real passion for helping others. I think that was the main reason she became a councillor – she wanted to help others and make a difference.

“For Betty, it was about what she could put in to the job, not what she could get out of it, and she achieved that wonderfully well. Her reputation for getting things done was well-deserved and she was a role model for councillors.

“Betty will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.’’

Councillor Lesley Laird, Fife Council depute leader, also paid tribute saying: “It is with much sadness that we have learned today that Cllr Betty Campbell has died.

“Betty was a well known and respected councillor and was also a much loved colleague within the Labour group as well as being well known to many staff across the council.

“Betty will be sadly missed, and our thoughts and prayers at this time are with Betty’s family and friends.”

A by-election will take place in due course with a date to be decided in the coming weeks.

A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Glenrothes Gazette.