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Tribute to Brian Langton

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-137891

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Tribute to Brian Langton

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley) (00:41:57):

I pay tribute to the life and legacy of St George local Brian Langton, who passed away in October. Mr Langton's passing will be felt most sharply by the community of Kogarah but also throughout the St George area. Brian was elected to Parliament as the Labor candidate for Kogarah and served his community with due diligence and commitment over 16 years. Before that, he was in small business and was the mayor of Kogarah. He served in this Chamber in the Carr Government as Minister for Transport and Minister for Tourism. In his final years he continued to fight for the community he loved most, in in many sporting organisations, at the cancer care centre—where we worked together—at St Vincent de Paul and many others. More recently, he represented the Premier and member for Kogarah on the Georges River Council traffic committee, where we served together over many months. Brian Langton's commitment to public service and his contributions to the Kogarah and the broader St George community will forever be cherished. I offer my condolences to Brian's wife, Elizabeth, along with his daughters, grandchildren and extended family. Vale, Brian Langton.