A mother of five who was a respected councillor in the UK has died after contracting Covid-19 during a trip to Pakistan.
Shabnum Sadiq, who served on Slough Borough Council, died on April 6 after suffering ‘complications’ from the virus. She leaves behind her husband and five children, including 13-year-old quads. A spokesman for the local authority said that it was flying flags at half-mast at the council offices in tribute to the 39 year old. Mrs Sadiq was elected to Wexham Lea ward in May 2016 and served on various council committees. She was a former lead member for education and children’s services.
Council leader James Swindlehurst said: ‘This is very shocking for all of us and our thoughts are with her family and friends. Shabnum Sadiq died after contracting coronavirus while in Pakistan (Picture: PA) ‘Shabnum was a dedicated councillor and, despite only being in her first term, she had made a contribution far beyond the years she’d spent in the council chamber. (Text and photo courtesy Metro)