Manchester City Council

Councillor Sue Murphy

Councillor Sue Murphy

Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader, sadly passed away on 7 April 2020. Councillor Murphy had been a member of the Council for 25 years and held a variety of Executive Member roles, and was appointed Deputy Leader in 2010. Throughout her service she worked with genuine passion for the city and with a fierce pride on behalf of residents in Brooklands ward. Her political passion was fighting inequality and eradicating poverty, challenging services to be better, and putting people’s experiences at their heart, through her work on family poverty, the Poverty Truth Commission, and Public Services Reform. In her brief as lead member for homelessness, she approached the challenge – as she did all of her responsibilities – with professionalism, candour and compassion. Sue was also the lead for the delivery of Our Manchester and working with the voluntary sector, having previously led on Work and Skills and on Finance. As a champion for Manchester people and a public servant to our city, Councillor Murphy will remain unrivalled. She was respected by all across the political boundaries, as well as at regional and national level, where she was active in the Local Government Association. She was also chair of the governing board at Manchester College, which she led with similar passion. She will be hugely missed by everyone who knew her and our Council is without doubt a lesser place without her. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this time. An online book of condolence will be available shortly where friends and colleagues can pay their respects.

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Term of Office

  • 03/05/2019 - 07/04/2020