Stratford Town Council in shock following death of former mayor Keith Lloyd

Councillor Keith Lloyd, former Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon.

STRATFORD Town Council is in shock today following the news that one of its longest standing members, Councillor Keith Lloyd, died at home yesterday, Monday, surrounded by his wife and family.

The Mayor, John Bicknell, said: “We knew that Keith had been ill, but were quite unprepared to hear the shocking and unexpected news of his death, as we had hoped he had fully recovered from illness that had dogged him over the past year. Keith was a commensurate politician and a colourful and much loved member of the community, but above all, a loving husband and proud father. On behalf of the Town Council and all the staff, we send our deepest and very sincere condolences to his wife of twenty-nine years, Elaine, and their five children, Kelly, Matthew, Adam, Craig and Peter.”

Keith Lloyd was born in the Ruthin, North Wales, Educated at Friars Grammar School, Bangor, and moved to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1974. He was one of the last pupils at the former Hugh Clopton School.

In the latter years, he dedicated his time to serving within the three tiers of local government.

Keith became Mayor in 2012 to 2013, following in his father’s footsteps, as his late father, Edward Lloyd, a former Town Clerk in both England and Wales, also served as Stratford-upon-Avon Town Mayor between 1989 to 1990.

Councillor Keith Lloyd 1958 to 2018.

The Herald will be running an obituary to Keith Lloyd in this Thursday’s edition of the newspaper. Tributes are welcome – please send them to


  • nwb

    Keith was often known as Mr Stratford…a title that was so appropriate! He always stuck to his independent principles and fought the cause for what he always thought was in the best interests of the town on every issue. Unlike so many who take on roles in the political arena, he was never full of his own self-importance and always found the time to talk to residents of this town as well as making visitors so welcome. He was at all times a total gentleman and in addition to his vast working knowledge of issues that affect this town, he never forget his sense of humour.

    Stratford has lost one of its best ambassadors and my thoughts at this time go to Elaine and his wonderful family.