Two pensioners found dead at their home today were a former advisor to the Tory and his wife with dementia emerged.
The bodies of Janette Dunbavand, who had been the mayor of Berkhamsted, in Hertfordshire, and her husband John, a former conservative adviser, were discovered in their isolated isolated house.
The parents, both 81 years old, had lived for several years in a two-story, white-pebbled house.
Berkhamsted's neighbors in Hertfordshire said Janette had fought dementia.
One said: "It is a very, very sad case. The police are not telling us much, but we know that Janette had dementia and was not able to recognize people."
Another said: "He lived in that house all his life, was born in it, his father was the builder and I think she owed much of the land on which the other houses were built.
"They were both conservative advisors in the area, years ago."
The couple had a daughter who lives in Australia and a son who lives locally, it is believed.
It is understood that they were both former directors of the Berkhamsted School Enterprises Limit. Until 1999, Janette was a director of the Hertfordshire Building Preservative Trust.
The Hertfordshire police were called this morning at the property for £ 750,000 after receiving concerns about the couple's welfare.
But the pensioners were both declared dead on the spot.
The agents have fenced off the property, called Little Oaks, and forensic agents in white overalls have started an investigation. A tent was erected in the front garden.
The Hertfordshire police said, "The circumstances surrounding the deaths are currently being investigated and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this."
The added post-mortem force has yet to be conducted, but the closest relatives have been informed.