Commenting on the announcement of the passing of Cllr Willie Innes, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Willie was a remarkably dedicated, caring and intelligent public servant who represented his constituents with great distinction for over 30 years.

“He was only interested in how he could help improve Prestonpans and East Lothian and make life better for local people. That commitment shone through in everything he said and did over the many years he served on East Lothian Council.

“On a personal level, he was a wonderfully knowledgeable and sensible source of advice and support, as well as being great fun, and I was proud to call him a friend. My thoughts are with his family.”

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