Blunkett tribute to former councillor

Dorothy Podlesny, a Southey Green Labour councillor between 1970 and 1982, has died at the age of 81.

MP David Blunkett said she was a “guiding spirit” when he became a councillor at 22, and she not only worked on behalf of her community, “but crucially working with people to empower them to be able to make a difference”.