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Two more Preston councillors to become honorary aldermen of the city

Posted on - 12th October, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Garrison, Ingol, News, Preston Council
Former Ingol councillor Bill Shannon

Former Ingol councillor Bill Shannon

Two former Preston city councillors are to be recognised for their commitment to their local areas.

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Former Ingol councillor Bill Shannon and former Garrison ward councillor Jennifer Greenhalgh both become honorary aldermen.

A special meeting of the full city council takes place on Thursday 16 October to bestow the honour on Shannon and Greenhalgh.

Jennifer Greenhalgh in the 2011 election results

Jennifer Greenhalgh in the 2011 election results Pic: Daniel Bentley

Both of them stood down before the latest local election in May, with Shannon having led the Liberal Democrat party in Preston for many years.

Watch our chat with Bill Shannon at the local election count in May, or if you’re on our app click here to watch

There ceremony takes place from 11am at the Town Hall and sees Mayor Nick Pomfret leading the service.

Current Lib Dem leader councillor Pauline Brown is to officially propose the aldermen title for Bill Shannon.

While current Garrison ward councillor Christine Thomas is to propose Jennifer Greenhalgh.

Alderman titles are appointed on councillors who have done more than 15 years service, they have no voting rights and it is a ceremonial title only.

Their appointment follows the title being bestowed on former councillor Albert Richardson in September.

Do you know Bill Shannon or Jennifer Greenhalgh? What do you think about them becoming aldermen? Let us know in the comments below

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