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Books of condolence - Councillor Luke Mackenzie, Mayor of Basildon Council

Decorative image showing Mayor of Basildon - Luke Mackenzie

20/03/1986 - 14/03/2024

A message from the Leader of Basildon Council, Cllr Andrew Baggott:

"It is with great sadness that I share that our dear friend and colleague, Luke Mackenzie - Mayor of Basildon and ward member for Pitsea South East, has passed away.

Luke shocked us all when he announced his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, and his loss will be felt tremendously by members and officers across the council.

Luke was a dedicated public servant, becoming a councillor at a very young age. He served his local community with pride as a ward councillor from 2008 to 2012, and again from 2018, as well as a county councillor from 2021.

Luke will be remembered with great fondness, as someone who put other people first and took his responsibilities as Mayor incredibly seriously. He supported others entering the world of local politics and delivered his role with the greatest integrity.

I speak on behalf of the whole of Basildon when I offer my sincerest condolences to Luke's family, his loved ones and all those who had the privilege of working with him. We will miss him dearly."

A message from the Leader of Essex County Council, Cllr Kevin Bentley:

"I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the very sad and untimely death of Cllr Luke Mackenzie yesterday. 

"Luke had represented the Pitsea Division in Essex County Council since 2021 and had been Mayor of Basildon for the 2023/24 Municipal Year. His 38th birthday would have been next week. 

"He was a highly regarded and well-liked colleague, especially  by our members from Basildon Borough, and his loss will be keenly felt. He will be much-missed, and we offer our condolences to his family and friends."

A book of Condolence will be open from Monday 18 March, midday onwards. The Book of Condolence can be found in the following location:

The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square
SS14 1DL

Opening Times: 09:00 - 17:00

Dates: Daily from 18 March

Online book of condolence: