Cllr Raj Sharma passed away on 12th January 2021. We are leaving this page available in memory of a dedicated friend and colleague.
Raj Sharma represented Southgate and was first elected in May 2014 and was re-elected in May 2019 for Southgate.
Raj was Mayor of Crawley twice and represented Southgate on Crawley Borough Council since 2014.
He was passionately involved in our local community, through his work as a councillor, volunteer and his outstanding support for Youth Services in our town.
Crawley Borough Council Leader, Cllr Peter Lamb paid tribute to Raj
“Raj Sharma was one of the kindest, most generous men I’ve ever known. His long history of service to Crawley’s stretches back far beyond his time on the council, helping generations of local children to grow and find confidence through his years as a youth worker and playing a leading role in many of the town’s community groups. He will forever be remembered as Crawley’s first Hindu Mayor and someone totally committed to our town. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”