December 4, 2023

Lord Kerslake, the previous head of the civil service, has died aged 68 after being recognized with most cancers.

His household introduced his demise after a “brief battle with most cancers” in a social media put up during which they paid tribute to a “actually unbelievable husband, dad, brother, son and granddad.”

Lord [Bob] Kerslake was nominated for a peerage by David Cameron and ennobled following his retirement as everlasting secretary on the Division for Communities and Native Authorities, with the peerage was conferred by the late Queen in 2015.

He was additionally a md of King’s Faculty Hospital NHS Basis Belief in south London however he give up the position in 2017, warning that the well being service couldn’t proceed “staggering alongside” beneath the present funding ranges.

Senior Labour Social gathering figures together with its chief Sir Keir Starmer, shadow well being secretary Wes Streeting, former shadow chancellor John McDonnell and mayor of London Sadiq Khan paid tributes to him a “true public servant of the best integrity.”

Saying the information on Twitter, Ros Kerslake CBE wrote: “My brother Bob (Lord Robert Kerslake) died yesterday after a brief battle with most cancers. We’re all devastated.”

In one other tweet, Eleanor Kerslake added: “Sadly my great dad Bob Kerslake died yesterday. We’re all devastated. Dad had just a few jobs in his time however an important to him was being a really unbelievable husband, dad, brother, son and granddad.”

Sir Keir tweeted on Sunday: