Tory MP Dame Cheryl Gillan has died aged 68, the Conservative Party has said.
The former Welsh Secretary, who also served as chair of the 1922 Committee, is said to have died over the weekend after suffering an illness “for some time”.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m very sad to hear the news of the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan. She was a great servant to the people of Chesham and Amersham, to the Conservative Party and to the country as Secretary of State for Wales.
“Always full of wise advice and good humour, she was much loved on all sides of the House of Commons and will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.”
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