Calderdale Leader recognised in birthday honours

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Deputy Chair of the LEP, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his contribution to local government and the regeneration of Halifax.

Commenting on Cllr Swift’s award, LEP Chair Roger Marsh OBE said: “I am delighted to see Cllr Swift’s achievements recognised in this year’s Birthday Honours. From putting Calderdale on the national map through the regeneration of the incredible Piece Hall, to the important regional roles Tim has played as a LEP Board member over several years, this is a very fitting acknowledgement of his many years of public service.”

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: “Many congratulations to Cllr Swift for this well-deserved honour, following his years of dedicated public service championing Calderdale and the Leeds City Region. Through the many roles he has played in our City Region partnership – most recently as Vice Chair of the Combined Authority and Deputy Chair of the LEP – he has consistently provided valuable, considered leadership to ensure the decisions we take have the greatest possible positive impact for the people we serve, and is a passionate advocate for our region.”