Memorable day for councillor and ex-Pocklington mayor

Martin and Emily Cooper, Tony Marron and Fiona Rutlidge.
Martin and Emily Cooper, Tony Marron and Fiona Rutlidge.

A Pocklington town councillor and a former member of the council had a day to remember when they received the honour of attending the Queen’s garden party recently.

Coun Martin Cooper, accompanied by his daughter Emily, and ex-Mayor of Pocklington Tony Marron, joined by his partner Fiona Rutlidge, enjoyed a bite to eat and refreshments in the Buckingham Palace gardens, where they came within just a few feet of the Queen.

Coun Cooper and his daughter were asked to attend the event by The Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding, Rowan Blake-James, for their hard work in the community.

Meanwhile, Mr Marron, a member of the East Riding and North Lincolnshire Local Councils Association (ERNLLCA), was able to attend with his partner after winning two tickets from a draw held by ERNLLCA.

Coun Cooper said: “We got very close to the Queen, within five feet.

“It was a memorable day.”

Before the garden party, Coun Cooper and Mr Marron had visited the The Palace of Westminster, after contacting local MP Greg Knight.