A book of condolence has been opened at the Civic Centre for people wishing to pay their respects to Lord Bilston - better known as Dennis Turner - who died aged 71 on Tuesday (25 February).

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The book is located on the ground floor and is available for members of the public to come in and sign.

Dennis was elected as a councillor for Bilston East in 1966 and continued in the role, serving on many committees, until he became an MP for Wolverhampton South East in 1987.

He stepped down as an MP in 2005 and was made a life peer, taking on the title of Lord Bilston. He was also made a Freeman of Wolverhampton in 2006.

Flags will be flying at half-mast outside the Civic Centre until after Lord Turner's funeral as a mark of respect.

Lord Turner's funeral took place at St Leonard's Church, in Bilston Town Centre, on 12 March. A gallery of photographs can be viewed on Type=links;Linkid=3217;Title=Facebook;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Thursday 27 February, 2014