Former Rothwell councillor and deputy leader of Leeds City Council Alec Hudson was made an honorary alderman at September’s full meeting of Leeds City Council. Alec Hudson represented the Rothwell ward, which covers Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton for more than two decades.
Alec did a great job as a local councillor in Rothwell, he is Rothwell born and bred and he always genuinely cares what happens in this area, even though he has not been a councillor for 10 years now he still takes a keen interest in what is happening and always makes his views known. Alec continued to serve as a school governor for many years and is currently secretary of the Rothwell Labour Party. He was at the full council meeting to be honoured for his two decades of service to Rothwell as a councillor, but he was just as interested in meeting the Woodlesford residents from SoWhat who had come to present a deputation to council and was keen to be introduced to them to tell them he thinks they’re doing a great job and he is behind them all the way.
The leader of council, Cllr Keith Wakefield spoke about Alec’s dedication to both Rothwell and Leeds over 22 years as a councillor and his huge contribution including as chairman of the housing committee for many years where he oversaw 4,000 council houses being built in communities including Rothwell, many of which are home to local people in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton still today. A role which Alec enjoyed particularly was being director of his beloved football club Leeds United, as Alec is a lifelong supporter.
The honour for Alec of being made an honorary alderman is hugely deserved, and one which I know Alec values and I’m sure Alec will use this honour to enable him to continue to work for the good of Rothwell.