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Civic Dignitaries

the mayor

Former Mayors of the Borough

 The following list shows former Mayors of the Borough listed back to 1974/1975.

 

Mayors from 2000 to 2015

  • 2015/16 Ian Dalgarno
  • 2014/15 Barbara Inman

  • 2013/14 Kathryn Nelson
  • 2012/13 Lynne Apedaile
  • 2011/12 Paul Baker
  • 2010/11 Colin Leckonby
  • 2009/10 Paul Kirton
  • 2008/09 John Fletcher
  • 2007/08 Bill Noble
  • 2006/07 Suzanne Fletcher MBE
  • 2005/06 Mick Stoker
  • 2004/05 Jennie Beaumont
  • 2003/04 Ann Cains
  • 2002/03 Jean O' Donnell
  • 2001/02 Terry Bean
  • 2000/01 Pete Andrew

 

Mayors from 1989/1990 to 1999/2000

  • 1999/00 Jean Kitchen
  • 1998/99 Ann McCoy
  • 1997/98 Barry Woodhouse
  • 1996/97 Robert Gibson
  • 1995/96 Dora Redican
  • 1994/95 Keith Dobinson
  • 1993/94 James Matthew Vaughan
  • 1992/93 John Stephen Smailes
  • 1991/92 Michael O' Brien
  • 1990/91 Gladys Pragnell
  • 1989/90 Harry Lonsdale Davies, MBE

 

Mayors from 1980/1981 to 1988/1989

  • 1988/89 Winifred Hodgson, MBE
  • 1987/88 Malda Platts
  • 1986/87 Kenneth William Johnson Craggs
  • 1985/86 Sydney Redican
  • 1984/85 Jack Munsey, JP
  • 1983/84 Alan Roland Pragnell
  • 1982/83 Brian Cooper Hodgson
  • 1981/82 John McKie Scott, JP
  • 1980/81 Derek Cooke

 

Mayors from 1974/1975 to 1979/1980

  • 1979/80 James Henry Cooke
  • 1978/79 Robert Dobson
  • 1977/78 Lawrence Wild, JP
  • 1976/77 James Albert Tatchell
  • 1975/76 Norman Duff
  • 1974/75 John Dyson

  

Freemen of the Borough

The Honorary Freeman of the Borough is given to someone in recognition of their services to the Stockton Borough. Stockton Borough currently has a total of 20 Honorary Freeman, who have made an important contribution to the Borough.

 The following people have been granted Honorary Freemen of the Borough:

  • July 22 2015: Robert Gibson (O.B.E.)
  • December 1 2011: 1 Close Support Battalion R.E.M.E.
  • July 8 2009: The Yorkshire Regiment
  • January 21 2009: The Rifles
  • April 29 1999: Mary Butterwick
  • September 13 1991: Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Leslie Cohen (OBE, TD, CPM, JP), James Henry Cooke and Margaret Eileen Jackson (MBE, JP)
  • July 24 1985: Major Edward Cooper (VCJP)
  • May 22 1977: The Light Infantry Regiment
  • May 23 1968: the Rt. Hon. Horace Maybray King (PhD, MP), the Rt. Hon. Maurice Harold MacMillan (FRS), George Rowland Chetwynd Esq (CBE) and Mrs Helen M. Bott (BEM)
  • February 14 1956: Charles William Allison (OBE, JP)
  • April 16 1931: Thomas Downey
  • February 10 1927: Leonard Ropner (JP)
  • February 21 1921: Robert Bainbridge
  • April 29 1907: Sir Frank Brown
  • February 19 1904: Richard Hind and Jonathan Samual
  • February 5 1891: Sir Robert Ropner (BART)


Honorary Aldermen

The Council can also give the title of Honorary Alderman to previous Councillors who are no longer serving on the Council. If an Honorary Alderman is subsequently re-elected to the Council, the title would be suspended and re-enacted at the end of the Councillors term of office.

The following people have been awarded the title of Honorary Alderman:

  • March 9 2016: Marjorie Galloway (MBE) and Keith Leonard 
  • October 28 2015: Jeremy Atkinson, Alex Cunningham.
  • July 22 2015: Lynne Apedaile, Richard Cains, David Coleman, Maurice Frankland, Robert Gibson (O.B.E),
  • Colin Leckonby, Kenneth Lupton, William Noble, Maureen Rigg, Fred Salt, Andrew Sherris, Steve Walmsley, Mary Womphrey, Michael Womphrey.
  • September 7 2011: Jennie Beaumont, Ann Cains, John A Fletcher, Suzanne Fletcher (MBE)
  • September 5 2007: Joan Wade
  • September 6 2006: Ann McCoy (title on hold due to re-election in May 2007)
  • March 22 2006: James Henry Cooke
  • March 24 2004: Keith Dobinson
  • February 18 2004: Winifred Hodgson (MBE)
  • September 13 2000: Robert Dobson and James Albert Tachell
  • March 29 2000: Derek Cooke, Kenneth William Craggs, Harry Davies (MBE), John Dyson, Brian Cooper Hodgson, Dora Redican, Sydney Redican, John McKie Scott (OBE, JP, MA), Sir Maurice Sutherland, Maureen Taylor (MBE, JP), James Matthew Vaughan, Lawrence Wild (OBE, JP), Edward Wood.