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Former councillors become Honorary Aldermen of Preston

Posted on - 30th November, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - People, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
. (Left-Right: Deputy Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby; Mrs Jennifer Greenhalgh; Hon Alderman Stuart Greenhalgh; Mayor of Preston, Cllr Javid Iqbal; Hon Alderman Carl Crompton; Mrs Linda Crompton; Chief Executive at Preston City Council, Adrian Phillips)
Left-Right: Deputy Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby; Mrs Jennifer Greenhalgh; Hon Alderman Stuart Greenhalgh; Mayor of Preston, Cllr Javid Iqbal; Hon Alderman Carl Crompton; Mrs Linda Crompton; Chief Executive at Preston City Council, Adrian Phillips

The former Guild Mayor and Councillor Carl Crompton and former Councillor Stuart Greenhalgh have been made the newest Honorary Aldermen of the city.

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Both men are long-serving members of Preston City Council.

The title of Honorary Alderman is given to those who have served the council with distinction in the past as it is a title meant to honour those for their service.

This now makes Mr Crompton and Mr Greenhalgh the 37th and 38th Honorary Aldermen of Preston, respectively.

Mr Crompton is a retired Labour and Co-operative Country Councillor for the Preston Central West Division, who was also Guild Mayor in 2012.

Mr Greenhalgh is a retired Conservative Country Councillor who was re-elected six times.

Both men retired in 2019.

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Mr Greenhalgh said: “It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed an Alderman of the City of Preston.

“My wife was appointed an Alderman in 2014 after 24 years of her being a Councillor. As Councillors we were the first husband and wife team and now after my 20 years we are once again a team but now as Aldermen.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my constituents for their support during my 20 years as their Councillor.”

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Councillor Neil Darby, Deputy Mayor of Preston, said: “The tradition of Honorary Alderman in Preston dates back hundreds of years and is a great honour to receive.

“It is bestowed on those who have served many years on the City Council, have now stepped down from those duties and have achieved great work whilst representing their constituents and residents of Preston. The ceremony is always an event to look forward to and a privilege to be part of.”


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