Cllr Steve Bowles, Aylesbury Conservative Association Chairman said, "Steve cared passionately about Aylesbury and it was so shocking to hear the news this morning that he had passed away, it came completely out of the blue. Everyone respected Steve and our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this sad time. His presence will be missed in Aylesbury."
Aylesbury MP David Lidington said, "I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Steve Patrick's death. Steve was a man utterly committed to Aylesbury. He put in long hours, often unsung, to make life better for local people. And he'd always give of his best, whatever the race, religion or politics of the people concerned. My heartfelt and unreserved sympathy goes to his family."