Cllr Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:
“I’m heartbroken at the news of losing our dear colleague and friend, Cllr Anne Murphy.
“Anne was an incredible woman, fighting for change, fighting for her constituents and my word, was she excellent at it.
“Anne first became a Councillor for the Crookes and Crosspool ward in 2014, then worked alongside me and Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, as a Councillor for Manor Castle from 2021. Anne was also a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield from 2017-2018 – a role which she suited so well.
“Deeply rooted in the community she served; Anne was committed to delivering for Sheffield. I have fond memories of our time together, working on projects through our East Local Area Committee of which Anne was the vice-chair. Anne also played a huge part in tracking down and returning the flag from the British warship, HMS Sheffield, which is now proudly displayed in Sheffield cathedral.
“Anne had a strong voice, she was courageous, intelligent and supportive, I couldn’t have asked for a better comrade.
“My thoughts are with Anne’s family and friends at this difficult time – she will be missed by so many.”