Posted on Thursday 14th October 2021
Four former Staffordshire County Councillors have been honoured for their long service to the council and to their communities.
Ben Adams, Maureen Compton, Derek Davis and Sue Woodward were all made Honorary Aldermen at a special meeting of the county council today. (Thursday).
Ben was elected as the county councillor for Perrycrofts in 2009 and is now Staffordshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Maureen served as a county councillor for Stafford Central from 2005 to 2009 and was re-elected in 2013. Derek was first elected to the county council in 1985 and represented the Labour group for Chadsmoor. Sue represented Burntwood North from 2013 and is a former leader of the opposition group at the council.
Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:
“People sign up to become a county councillor because they want to make a difference to the communities they live in and make Staffordshire a better place for residents to live.
“All four have made a fantastic contribution to the county council and I would like to personally thank them for their individual and collective contributions over a number of years.”
Charlotte Atkins, Leader of the Opposition Group, said:
“I too would like thank Ben, Maureen, Derek and Sue for their hard-work and commitment to the council and the people of Staffordshire.
“Derek served his community of Chadsmoor for more than 35 years. They are all real characters and their presence will be truly missed by the county council.”
The title of Honorary Alderman is bestowed on people for long-service to the council and means they are eligible to represent Staffordshire at civic events.