Father-of-two and former Conservative council candidate found dead at Wisbech home

A FATHER-OF-TWO who this year stood for election to Wisbech Town Council was found dead at his home on Wednesday.

IT technician Keri Britton, 25, who has two sons aged one and two, was found dead at his flat in Mill Close, Wisbech. He is thought to have taken his own life and an inquest is due to open tomorrow.

Mr Britton had stood as a Conservative candidate in May’s town council elections, finishing fifth with 275 votes in the Waterlees ward.

A former Queen’s School and Isle College student, Mr Britton worked for Huntingdon-based IT suppliers Kelway as a Service Desk Analyst.

In a tribute left on his Facebook page, one work colleague wrote: “Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will miss you. Very sad day for all of us here on desk my friend.

“So hard to belive that I will never see you again. Rest in Peace Keri.”

Mr Britton, who had spent nearly four years in the Territorial Army, had lived in Wisbech for the last 11 years.

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A candidate profile, posted on the North-East Cambridgeshire Conservatives website before this year’s elections, said: “Keri believes passionately that drug abuse is everyone’s problem as he knows the damage it can do to individuals and the community.

“He also believes that local government needs to work with people and other agencies to find solutions to problems that affect us all.

“He will always do his utmost to ensure that the needs of Waterlees residents are heard. He will do this by working with others to deliver the best possible results for Waterlees – and Wisbech.”

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