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Pat McFadden pays tribute to 'very special' Wolverhampton mayor Elias Mattu - WATCH

By Pete Madeley | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Pat McFadden has paid tribute to Elias Mattu ahead of the serving city Mayor's funeral tomorrow.

Pat McFadden

Councillor Mattu, who died last month aged 59, is set to be laid to rest following a service at St Peter's Church at 11am.

WATCH the video tribute here

Pat McFadden MP pays tribute to Wolverhampton mayor Elias Mattu

Wolverhampton South East Mp Mr McFadden, said: “Tomorrow, I will be at the funeral of the serving Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu to say farewell to a very special man.

"Elias Mattu was a very special person and his death is a huge loss for Wolverhampton.

"I've never seen someone work so hard for the public that he served, he went to so many events, his door was always open to everyone and he did it all with such a gentle and generous spirit.

"And the whole city is in mourning and he will always be remembered as a great son of Wolverhampton and we will all hugely miss him. We've lost someone very special.”

Prior to the service, a minute's silence will be held in St Peter's Square at 10.30am.

Pete Madeley

By Pete Madeley
@P_Madeley_Star

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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