Four new honorary aldermen have been elected in recognition of their ‘eminent service’ to North Yorkshire.
Former divisional members Jane Kenyon (Whitby/Mayfield cum Mulgrave), Caroline Seymour (Stokesley), John Marshall (Harrogate Central) and Michael Knaggs (Malton) were elected to the honorary roles at a special meeting of the county council this week. All had served at least twenty years on either the county council or one of its predecessor authorities.
Both Ms Kenyon, a Conservative, and Ms Seymour, a Lilberal Democrat, served on the county council from 1989 to 2013.
Mr Marshall, a Liberal Democrat, served on the authority from 1973 to 1977, and again from 1981 to 2013. Mr Knaggs, a Conservative, served from 1985 to 1989, and from 1997 to 2013.
The four new honorary aldermen received their certificates of office from the chairman of the county council, Councillor Bernard Bateman.