Jeffrey Sherwin obituary

The Guardian - Jan 10, 17:36 GMT

My fellow Leeds alderman Jeffrey Sherwin, who has died aged 82, was a doctor and local politician who made a lasting difference to his home city

My fellow Leeds alderman Jeffrey Sherwin, who has died aged 82, was a doctor and local politician who made a lasting difference to his home city. It was his vision and dogged negotiating skills that brought about the Henry Moore Institute on the Headrow.

As a newly elected Conservative councillor and the party’s spokesman on leisure services, he had the idea of establishing such a prestigious gallery in Leeds. He was initially rebuffed by both parties but he set about gathering influential support until it was eventually accepted.

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