Cllr Sue Murphy: a passionate advocate for local government

The staff and board of CLES, past and present, were deeply saddened this week to learn of the death of Cllr Sue Murphy, the Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council. Neil McInroy writes:

“Sue served on the CLES board for a number of years and was a great supporter of our work. She was a passionate advocate for local government and its role in building economic and social justices.

“However, like all great municipalists, she was not dogmatic and was flexible in seeking to solve the problems that both her constituents and the other citizens of Manchester faced. Sue was kind, warm, smart and ever generous in connecting and networking you into things. I loved chatting to Sue as she had a keen political antennae and you could explore ideas with her. Her commitment to CLES and what I learned from her, lives on in the work of CLES today. Manchester has lost one of its great citizens, and the world has lost a great human being. Our hearts go out to her family and many friends at this sad time.”

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