Monday, May 27, 2024

Thurrock businessman, fundraiser and politician Clive Broad passes away

THE death has been announced of Thurrock businessman, charitable stalwart and former political activist Clive Broad.

Mr Broad, of Chestnut Avenue, Grays, was the founder and owner of long-running business Daybreak Windows and played a huge part in the establishment of the UKIP political group in Thurrock, which drew national attention for its success and came close to gaining control of the borough council.

Having successfully fought a battle against cancer a couple of years ago, Mr Broad suffered a cardiac arrest while recently celebrating his seventieth birthday with his extended family. He survived and received treatment at Basildon’s cardiothoracic centre and was discharged, but suffered a second attack in the middle of last week and today, after a short spell back in hospital, he lost his battle for life this afternoon.

Thurrock Nub News editor Neil Speight was a friend of Mr Broad and, this evening, pays this tribute to a man whose unquestionable character impacted on the lives of many in the borough.



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