Mayor of Wakefield to lead tribute to victims of Tunisia terrorist attack

Mayor of Wakefield June Cliffe
Mayor of Wakefield June Cliffe

The Mayor of Wakefield Coun June Cliffe will lead the city’s one minute’s silence to those killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia at a service today.

Coun Cliffe, who took the chains of office from Hemsworth councillor Sandra Pickin in May, will lead a short service at the city’s war memorial outside Wakefield County Hall at noon on Friday, July 3.

A total of 38 people - many of who were British - were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday, June 26.

The Prime Minister announced on Monday there would be a minute’s silence across the country one week after the attack.

Coun Cliffe became a councillor in 2012 and has been involved in voluntary work in and around Sharlston for more than 50 years.

Her work was recognised by the Queen when she was awarded an MBE in 2013.

She is known for her involvement with Girl Guiding UK and is also a long serving member of Sharlston Parish Council.

Her chosen charity is the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A number of charities including those who help children with meningitis and those who help people with dementia will also receive money throughout her year in office.