Jan Wilson

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For the Australian politician, see Jan Wilson (Australian politician).

Jan Wilson CBE (1944 – 2 August 2010) was a Labour councillor in Sheffield and formerly the leader of Sheffield City Council.

Her career outside politics saw her volunteer with the Citizens Advice Bureau in 1975, and she joined the staff in 1988, remaining until 2002.

She was Leader of the Labour Group on Sheffield City Council from 1998 until her death in 2010 and served twice as Leader of the Council, from 1998-99 and again from 2002-08. On both occasions she lost office to opposition Liberal Democrats.[1]

In December 2006, she was awarded the CBE for her public services. [2]

In January 2007, Wilson announced that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer, but would be continuing in her role as leader of the council.[3] She died of the illness on 2 August 2010 at the age of 66.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Bower
Leader of Sheffield City Council
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Peter Moore
Preceded by
Peter Moore
Leader of Sheffield City Council
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Paul Scriven