Former Lib Dem councillor dies

rgoerram'Roger Hughes, former councillor who has died aged 87
rgoerram'Roger Hughes, former councillor who has died aged 87

THE funeral will be held at Abbey Lane tomorrow (Friday) of former Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillor Roger Hughes, who has died aged 87.

Mr Hughes, a father of four and a retired music teacher, represented Beau-chief from 1992 to 2000, and he and wife Sheila were stalwarts of the party’s Heeley branch.

Former council leader Peter Moore said: “Roger was one of the key people responsible for the work in the late ’80s and early ’90s which paved the way for the Lib Dems becoming a major political force in Sheffield. But Roger’s qualities go well beyond his work as a councillor and campaigner. Roger was both a gentle man and gentleman.”