Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith Mans said “On behalf of Hampshire County Council, I wish to express my deep-felt sadness over the death of County Councillor Keith Evans.
“Keith was first elected to Hampshire County Council on 5 May 2005 to serve Fareham Warsash division, and he held that position continuously until he passed away. He was a dedicated county councillor who served the County Council on a number of committees including as Chairman of the Audit Committee and the River Hamble Harbour Board, Vice-Chairman of the Conduct Advisory Panel, the Policy and Resources Select Committee and Employment in Hampshire County Council Committee.
“Keith made a significant contribution to the County Council, for which we will always be grateful. He was highly regarded by peers and officers, alike – and had the rare gift of commanding complete respect and attention through speaking softly and calmly. He will be missed by us all - and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends.”