A MEMORIAL bench for a political stalwart has been installed after a campaign from friends and colleagues.

The tribute to Steven Henderson, who died in October last year, is now in place at the Mayor’s Garden near Mayflower Avenue in Harwich.

Close friend and former community representatives party colleague David Smith had lobbied Tendring Council for a bench to be installed and is delighted with the final result.

“We are pleased with the bench, it looks great and I know Steven would have appreciated it,” he said.

“Steven was a wonderful man who did so much for Harwich and Dovercourt.

“I would like to thank Tendring Council for the professional and caring way our request was handled."