Robert Lewis Vigars (26 May 1923 - 24 January 2017)[1] was a lawyer and local politician.

A partner in the legal firm of Simmons & Simmons.

A member of the Conservative Party, he sat on Kensington Borough Council 1958-59, and represented South Kensington on the London County Council from 1955 until its abolition in 1965. He then went on to be a representative of Kensington on the successor Greater London Council throughout its existence from 1964-86. He was Leader of the Opposition on the Inner London Education Authority 1974-79 and Chairman of the GLC 1979-80.

He was chairman of the Kensington Society and a commissioner for English Heritage.

Article in Who’s Who

Picture here [1] and mention here [2] and here [3].

External linksEdit

  1. Vigars. Death Anouncements. The Daily Telegraph.