Tributes are being paid to the former Labour MP Joe Ashton who has died aged 86.
Sheffield-born Mr Ashton was MP for Bassetlaw, as well as an award-winning national newspaper columnist, author, playwright and director of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
He was also a councillor for Sheffield.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he will be "sadly missed" and was a "lifelong and faithful servant" of the party.
He said: "He grew up in poverty in Sheffield and never lost sight of the suffering and struggles people endure in and out of work and this guided his political life.
"He was a huge character and leaves a rich and lasting legacy. He will be sadly missed."
David Blunkett, former MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, said his contribution to the wellbeing of others was “massive”.
He said: "Joe was one of those characters, who was grounded and had a real sense of humour that has been so missing from frontline politics for too long."
Richard Caborn former MP for Sheffield Central, said: "He was honest, you got what you saw with Joe. He was a typical Sheffield lad who always stood up for what he believed was right."