English councils have the power to create honorary aldermen/alderwomen, as a reward for their services to the council, the highest award that can be given to a former councillor for exceptional service. This is done at a special meeting of the Full Council. An Honorary Alderman/Alderwoman can attend as an observer at meetings of the Council or any other meetings to which the press and public are admitted and to have a seat reserved for this purpose, as well as attending civic events. They enjoy the courtesy title of “Honorary Alderman” or “Honorary Alderwoman” and to be addressed as such.

Current Honorary Aldermen/Alderwomen

  • Honorary Alderman J R Attrill
  • Honorary Alderman Elaine Baker
  • Honorary Alderman Alex Bentley
  • Honorary Alderman T Blair
  • Honorary Alderman Dr A Burnett CBE
  • Honorary Alderman R J Emmerson
  • Honorary Alderman Terry Hall
  • Honorary Alderman Donna Jones JP
  • Honorary Alderman R New
  • Honorary Alderman Mike Park
  • Honorary Alderman Jim Patey
  • Honorary Alderman Dr Eleanor Scott
  • Honorary Alderman R E Sotnick LLB
  • Honorary Alderman L Stagg
  • Honorary Alderman L Stubbs
  • Honorary Alderman Linda Symes
  • Honorary Alderman Mrs S T Thomas
  • Honorary Alderman Alistair Thompson
  • Honorary Alderman Steve Wemyss
  • Honorary Alderman Rob Wood
  • Honorary Alderman Mr F Worley
  • Honorary Alderman Steven Wylie