Tributes are being paid for Manchester City Council’s Deputy Leader for the last ten years Cllr Sue Murphy CBE who has died
Council leader Sir Richard Leeds led the tributes:
“Today Manchester has lost a great socialist and public servant who has dedicated her life to social justice and making the city, and the world, a better and fairer place for everybody – but especially those with the greatest needs,”
“Over the years she has taken on many roles locally and nationally, including some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – tackling homelessness and the scourge of family poverty being just part of her council portfolio.”
Cllr Nigel Murphy tweeted
“Sue went out of her way to help people and was always there when you needed her. It’s been an honour to work alongside her, I know she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul at this time.”
Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner tweeted:
Shocked at the news that Cllr Sue Murphy deputy leader at Manchester City Council has passed away. I was in contact with Sue recently, she was a much loved caring decent person. I send my deepest condolences to Sue’s family&many friends at this sad time.
Sue was first elected to Manchester City Council in 1995, had been Deputy Leader of the Council since 2010 and before that served as Executive Member for Employment and Skills and Executive Member for Finance.
She served the city in a range of other capacities including being on the board of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Group and as chair of trustees for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund established after the 22 May 2017 terror attack.
She was also chair of governors of the LTE Group, which includes Manchester College.
Sue died from an ongoing illness which was not coronavirus-related.
An online book of condolence where friends and colleagues can pay their respects to Sue will be opened shortly on the Council’s website.