Lancashire County Councillor Bob Mutch has died, aged 77.

Conservative Councillor Mutch, who represented Wyreside, passed away on Saturday following a battle with cancer.

Originally from outside Lancashire, Bob lived in Knott End with his wife. He had three daughters and two sons.

He was voted onto the county council in 1988.

He served on several committees including development control, regulatory, highways and transportation, and education and cultural services.

Outside his political life, Councillor Mutch worked as an engineer at ICI for many years.