Town Hall flag at half mast after death of Sheffield city councillor Isobel Bowler

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More tributes have been paid to a city councillor who died of cancer.

Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore said Isobel Bowler, who died aged 52 on Wednesday, was a ‘charismatic and popular councillor’ who was ‘devoted’ to her Mosborough ward.

“She was no-nonsense, practical and always backed up her words with action,” said Coun Dore.

The flag at the Town Hall is being flown at half mast and will continue to be so until Isobel’s funeral. A book of condolences has been opened for those that want to pay tribute.

Coun Dore added: “Culture and sport were Isobel’s passions. She was unashamed to tell Rony Robinson, live on Radio Sheffield, that she liked neither Strictly Come Dancing nor the X Factor, and was more of an Archers fan.

“If there was anything going on in the arts world in Sheffield, Isobel would be there, and usually urging everyone else to be there too.

“Isobel will be very much missed by everyone here at Sheffield City Council.”

University of Oxford graduate Isobel lived in Fulwood with her husband Richard and teenage daughter Mary. She was a governor at Westways School in Crookes and became a councillor in 2010 after a long career in the public sector. She was named cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure two years later.