Former Lib Dem Councillors become Honorary Aldermen of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme


Two new Lib Dem Hon Aldermen, former councillors Dylis Cornes (right) and Robin Studd (left) with Mayor of Newcastle,Cllr Mrs Linda Hailstones (Con)


On the evening of Wednesday 8th April 2015 former Liberal Democrat councillors, Robin Studd and Dylis Cornes were recognised at special ceremony where they were official made honorary aldermen of the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.  Both were recognised for their many services to the local area in their long standing roles as borough councillors. Robin and Dylis are the perfect examples of genuine, hard-working Liberal Democrats who have dedicated themselves not only to the party but more importantly to their local communities.

Dylis served as a member of the borough council for 12 years’ (from 2002 – 2014). She was also for some years a very fair minded and therefore respected chair of the borough’s grants committee. Dylis was sponsored by Liberal Democrat deputy group leader Cllr. Marion Reddish
Robin was a member of the borough council for a period of 19 years including as deputy leader and cabinet member for 6 years’ –  Robin was on the council from 1992-6 and 1999-2014, and was Liberal Democrat group leader from 2000-2014. Throughout his time he was a member of the planning committee. Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr.Nigel Jones, in introducing Robin, stressed that Robin had contributed to several local history publications on the medieval history of Newcastle-under-Lyme.



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Date11th April 2015  Author  CategoryLocal, News