It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cllr Mick Pendergast.
Mick passed away on Sunday, 2 October following a short illness.
Chief Executive Neil Davies has paid tribute to Cllr Pendergast on behalf of Medway Council along with Cllr Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council, and Cllr Vince Maple, Leader of Labour and Co-operative Group, who have also expressed their condolences to Mick’s family and friends.
Chief Executive of Medway Council, Neil Davies, said: “It is with great sadness to hear of the death of Cllr Mick Pendergast. Mick was a well-respected local councillor, particularly by his constituents on the Hoo Peninsula. Mick was passionate about representing the Peninsula ward, especially as a resident himself of Lower Stoke. On behalf of Medway Council, I express our sincerest condolences to Mick’s family and friends – our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.”
Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “Cllr Mick Pendergast will be greatly missed by members from all parties, as well as the constituents he has so passionately served since 2015. We are all shocked and saddened by the news of his death and on behalf of the Conservative Group I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Mick’s family and friends.”
Cllr Vince Maple, Leader of Labour and Co-operative Group, said: “Mick was a much-respected member of the peninsula community, particularly in Lower Stoke where he served both as a councillor on Medway Council and landlord of the Nags Head. Our thoughts are with Mick’s friends, family and residents at this time.”
Cllr Pendergast had served as a Medway councillor for the Peninsula ward since 2015 and had been re-elected in 2019.
Between 2015 and 2019, Cllr Pendergast served on the Planning Committee and the Licensing and Safety Committee, and from 2019 he served on the Rural Liaison Committee.