I am sorry to hear that Cllr Dan Filson, Councillor for Kensal Green, has died. As well as being known in Brent he was widely known and respected in the Labour & Co-operative Movement throughout London. In Brent, he became Chair of Scrutiny and brought a much deeper level of seriousness to the scrutiny of Council business. This would have come as no surprise to those who knew him.
In conversation, he would always treat the details of policy in depth pursuing the line of the enquiry to the end. This is most true when he was discussing education (which he had been chair of during his previous time as a councillor in Hammersmith & Fulham), but was also true of many other subjects. He is a great loss to the Council and the Party in general.