It is with great sadness and shock that West Oxfordshire Conservative Association has learnt of the sudden passing of our Chairman Christopher Shale.
Christopher has been a longstanding and loyal member and supporter of the Conservative Party and an enthusiastic and hard working chairman of the Association in the Witney Constituency. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and worked with him locally and across the whole Party.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Nikki and the family at this time of great loss.
Our MP, David Cameron, gave the following statement yesterday:
“Sam and I were devastated to hear the news about Christopher. He was a great friend and has been a huge support over the last decade in west Oxfordshire. A big rock in my life has suddenly been rolled away.
“Christopher was one of the most truly generous people I've ever met - he was always giving to others, his time, his help, his enthusiasm and above all his love of life. It was in that spirit that he made a massive contribution to the Conservative Party both locally and nationally.
“Our love and prayers are with Nikki and the family. They've lost an amazing dad, west Oxfordshire has lost a big and wonderful man and like so many others Sam and I have lost a close and valued friend.”