Malcolm Wicks is to be made the 15th Freeman of the London Borough of Croydon.
The posthumous honour was announced at the council full meeting last night by the leaders of the two political groups. The proposal was announced immediately before councillors stood for a minute’s silence in remembrance of the Croydon North MP, who died last month.
Tony Newman, the Labour leader, said, “The honour is particularly valued by Malcolm’s wife, Margaret, and his family.”
Previous Freemanships have been awarded to Croydon Council leaders and Chief Executives back to the 1960s, including 50-year Councillor and Alderman Stan Littlechild, Bishop Wilfred Wood and Commons Speaker and Croydon North East MP Jack Weatherill.