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Brian Langton cause of death: How did Labor Party stalwart die?

Brian Langton, Former mayor, long-serving state Labor MP for Kogarah and Carr government minister has died at 75.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend and confidant the Honourable Brian Langton,” the Premier said in a statement on Tuesday.

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NSW Premier Chris Minns has paid tribute to the “mighty” Brian Langton after the longtime Labor heavyweight died, aged 75.

Who was Brian Langton?

Brian Langton was an Australian Labor Party politician, who served both as mayor of Kogarah in the St George area of Sydney and as the member for Kogarah in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

In 1998 Langton was found by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to have been involved in corruption, having deceptively lodged travel allowances.

Early years

Brian Langton was born in the Sydney suburb of Maroubra on 24 January 1948.

He went to school at Marist Brothers, Kogarah and showed an early interest in politics, being elected to Kogarah Council in 1971 at the age of just 23.

He served on the council for twelve years and was elected mayor in 1979 and 1980.

In 1983, Langton was elected to the New South Wales Parliament as a Labor Party member for Kogarah and served continuously in that role for sixteen years.

Brian Langton
Brian Langton

When Labor formed a government in 1995, Brian Langton was appointed a minister, looking after the portfolios of Transport and Tourism from April 1995 to December 1997 and then Fair Trading and Emergency Services in December 1997

In April 1998, Brian Langton relinquished his ministerial duties due to his involvement in a political scandal, after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) found him guilty of corruptly rorting charter plane expenses.

The ICAC deemed that Langton had sought advantage for himself by deliberate deception of the Parliamentary Accounts Department. Langton stepped down at the 1999 state election, and left politics with a $90,000 indexed entitlement.

Outside of parliament, he was an investment banker and manager of a travel company.

In May 2008, the New South Wales Transport Minister, John Watkins, appointed Langton to the position of Chairman of Sydney Ferries.

Brian Langton
Brian Langton

Brian Langton cause of death

Brian Langton died on 16 October 2023. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Davina, Adele and Celia and his seven grandchildren.

However, the exact cause of Langton’s death remains undisclosed by his family.

Some sources suggest that he may have died due to natural causes, given the peaceful nature of his passing.

The Langton family, at present, seems to be seeking solitude and privacy, which is perhaps why the specifics of his passing are yet to be revealed.

It is important to respect the family’s privacy and abstain from speculation. As information becomes available, more updates on Langton’s death may be provided.

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