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Deputy Mayor of Selby Town Gets MBE in Birthday Honours List

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10:30pm 13th June 2014

The Deputy Mayor of Selby Town, Gavin Harding, has been given an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

He's been given the honour for his work representing people with learning disabilities, a condition he has himself.

He's one of a list of people in our part of North Yorkshire who are on the Honours List:


Professor Hilary Mavis Graham. Professor of Health Sciences University of York. For services to Public Health Research. (York, North Yorkshire)

Neil Martin McLean. Chair Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. For services to Business and Skills in West Yorkshire. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)


Ms Lesley Batchelor. Director general Institute of Export. For services to Business. (York, North Yorkshire)

Dr Jane Clare Grenville. Deputy vice Chancellor and Pro-vice Chancellor for Students University of York. For services to Higher Education. (York, North Yorkshire)

Alan George Yellup. Executive Headteacher Wakefield City Academy and chief executive Officer, Wakefield City Academies Trust. For services to Education. (Selby, North Yorkshire)


Ms Eliza Carthy. Musician. For services to Folk Music. (North Yorkshire)

Gavin Harding. Founding Member and Co-Chair National Learning Disability Programme Board. For services to People with Learning Disabilities. (Selby, North Yorkshire)

Mrs Elizabeth Smith. Early Years Teacher, The Forest School, Knaresborough. For services to Education. (York, North Yorkshire)

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