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.”