Long standing councillor Gladstone McKenzie was given a rapturous reception by the Labour members who gathered at its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16 June.
Gladstone McKenzie was the only person to receive the Merit award for his dedicated services over many years to the local community, he continues to serve, and to the wider Labour and trade union movement.
Bletchley councillor Nigel Long, Cabinet member for Housing and Regeneration said,
“I can think of no other person in my 31 years as a councillor who deserves the merit award more, and there have been a lot out outstanding councillors. But everyone knows Gladstone, he is thoroughly decent and a team player par excellence.”
Bletchley Parish Council chair Cllr Veronica Belcher added, “I have known Gladstone for many years and he has a record of community work and helping people second to none. He also steered the West Bletchley parish council through its early years, helping it become the success it is in working for the residents of West Bletchley.”
Cllr Long concluded, “I now want to see Gladstone become an Alderman. I think he is a great example of Milton Keynes councillors at their best.”