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New Honorary Aldermen for North Yorkshire

Eight new honorary alderman have been elected in recognition of their ‘eminent service’ to North Yorkshire – including the first to be honoured posthumously.

The honour was given at an extraordinary meeting of North Yorkshire County Council to Michael Heseltine in recognition of his 40 years’ service as a county councillor from 1977 to 2016. Councillor Heseltine, a Conservative who represented Richmondshire North, died last December aged 78.

He sat on most of the County Council’s committees over the years, including the police and fire authorities, and was chairman of the County Council in 2005-6. Most recently, he sat on the Richmondshire Area Committee, the Scrutiny of Health Committee and Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Also elected were:

Certficates of office for the new honorary were presented by the chairman of the county council, Councillor Helen Swiers.

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