David Ruffley MP gives Tribute speech at the funeral of community leader Mr Arthur Smith late of the Grenadier Guards at St George's Church, Bury St Edmunds on Friday 15 July at 2pm.

Friday, 15 July, 2011

On Friday 15 July David Ruffley attended and spoke at the funeral of much respected Bury St Edmunds constituent Mr Arthur Smith.

David Ruffley said:

'Arthur's was a life well lived.

He was a brave soldier in the Second World War, an effective trade-unionist and a charismatic community leader as Chairman of the Mildenhall Road Estate Residents Association. He was also a friend to me from when I first became the town's MP. He was a great citizen of the greatest town in England. It was a massive honour to be asked to give the Tribute in a packed church of this great Englishman, who died in the town he loved so much.'