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TRIBUTES TO DEDICATED LOCAL MP.

Byline: By Lauren Turner South Wales Echo

Former Bridgend MP Peter Hubbard-Miles has died.

The Conservative won the seat in 1983, when it was first created from the Ogmore and Aberavon constituencies, and served the area until 1987, when Labour MP Win Griffiths took the seat.

Peter Hubbard-Miles was the first Tory candidate to be elected in the constituency.

Mr Hubbard-Miles stood as an independent candidate in Porthcawl at last year's council elections.

In 2003, he had stood for the Conservatives in the Porthcawl Town Council elections.

Mr Hubbard-Miles died at home at Cleviston Gardens, Newton, Porthcawl, on Saturday.

He leaves wife Pam and children Penny, Piers, Philippa, Pamela and Peter.

His funeral is being held on Friday, at All Saints Church, Porthcawl, followed by burial at Porthcawl Cemetery.

Paul Valerio, the Conservative party constituency chairman for Swansea West, said: 'As an MP he was very successful.

'It was at a time when Bridgend was developing in all sorts of things and he played an important part in that. He put all his effort into becoming a hard working MP.'

Alun Cairns, the Conservative Assembly Minister for South Wales West, said: 'No doubt the passing of Peter Hubbard-Miles will be a significant loss to the community of Porthcawl. He served the Conservative party and the wider Bridgend constituency for more than 40 years; the pinnacle of his political career as an MP for Bridgend.

'Our hearts go out to his family and I know that he will be missed by many.'
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