Project Description


Sue Higgins wasn’t one to mince words.
Before entering politics, she dedicated her energy to disability advocacy through her work with local and national cerebral palsy associations.
In 1977, she was elected as Alderman, a post she would serve in for a total of 21 years. A champion of fiscal responsibility, she was also reliably outspoken.
During a debate on whether to change the title “Alderman” to the more inclusive “Councillor,” Sue famously said she preferred “Alderbroad.”