Former Sevenoaks politician handed esteemed county honour

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By kentsussex | Friday, December 21, 2012, 10:08

Kent County Council has awarded the esteemed title of Honorary Alderman to Mr John Martyn Kent Tucker, MBE, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the community of Kent.

The title of Honorary Alderman is awarded on a strictly limited basis to recognise the exceptional service of people who have reached the end of their political careers.

Mr Tucker, who was an elected Conservative Member for Sevenoaks North East from 1989 until 2005 and was Chairman of the County Council from 2004 to 2005, was the only person to receive the honour this year.

During his acceptance speech, Mr Tucker said: "I am absolutely honoured to be given this award. 

"Kent is such a wonderful place to live and work in and I am so proud of the excellent work that the County Council has done to help make the county what it is."

Richard King, Chairman for KCC, who presented Mr Tucker with an Honorary Alderman badge and commemorative scroll to mark the occasion, said: "I am delighted to be able to present Kent with this award. 

"It is a fitting recognition to the exceptional service he has given to the people of Kent over many years, and an appropriate recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the life of our County."



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