Former councillor David Lloyd MBE becomes Honorary Alderman of Shropshire Council
Former councillor David Lloyd MBE has today (22 June 2017) been admitted as an Honorary Alderman of Shropshire Council in recognition of his ‘eminent service’ over the past 40 years.
The title of Honorary Alderman was conferred upon him at a specially convened meeting of Shropshire Council.
David Lloyd’s local government career began in 1977 when he was elected to Shropshire County Council. He was then elected to Oswestry Borough Council in 2003 and to Shropshire Council in 2009.
He has held the position of Leader of Oswestry Borough Council, Chair of Shropshire Health Authority, Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Shropshire Council, and is an honorary life Governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
During his political career he served on a wide range of council committees, including planning, licensing, scrutiny and more.
He stood down as a councillor at the local elections in May 2017.
Ann Hartley, Chairman of Shropshire Council, said:
“In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 Shropshire Council can confer the title of Honorary Aldermen on former councillors who have rendered eminent service to the Council. I can think of no-one more deserving of this honour than David Lloyd and I’m delighted that my fellow councillors have today admitted him as an honorary alderman of Shropshire Council.”
At today’s meeting David Lloyd was presented with a certificate bearing the seal of the Council, which confers upon him the title of Honorary Alderman.
Honorary Aldermen who are appointed under the terms of Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 may attend and take part in such civic duties as the Council may from time to time decide, but do not have the right to attend meetings of the Council or its Committees or to receive any allowances.