TRIBUTES have been flowing in after news that community champion Councillor Patricia Martinez-Williams has died after a long illness.

Patricia (66), represented Windle ward from 1995 -2003, then Thatto Heath between 2007 – 2011 and Windle again from 2011.

Council Leader Marie Rimmer led the salutes saying:  “Pat was a very dedicated and caring councillor who had a very strong sense of justice and served her community tirelessly and to the very best of her ability.

" I know I speak for everybody when I say she will be greatly missed.  St
Helens has lost a true champion.”

Patricia leaves a husband Martyn and two children, Philip and Rebecca.