Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Barnsley Council leader awarded knighthood

Stephen Houghton Image copyright Barnsley Council
Image caption Councillor Stephen Houghton has been appointed Knights Bachelor

A council leader in South Yorkshire has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Stephen Houghton CBE, who was first elected to Barnsley Council in 1988, has been appointed Knights Bachelor for parliamentary and political services.

Former Barnsley mayor Charlie Wraith has been appointed MBE for helping to "transform Cudworth from a rundown pit village to a bustling community".

Meanwhile soprano Olive Sutton has been honoured for her services to music.

Mrs Sutton, 86, who founded the Sheaf Singers and New Opera Group in Sheffield, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Other people honoured in South Yorkshire include:


  • Prof Katherine Oglesby from Sheffield for services to higher education
  • Anthony Pedder for services to business, health and the voluntary sector in Sheffield
  • Doncaster nurse Allison Tennant for services to offender health


  • Cheryl Blair from Sheffield for services promoting accreditation to quality standards
  • Tracy Haycox from the charity Safe@Last in Rotherham, for services to children and young people
  • Ann Hill from Sheffield for services to the community
  • Susan Horner for services to literature


  • Anthony Dutton for services to the community in Wombwell
  • Arthur Green for services to young people and the community in Doncaster
  • Stephanie Hryschko for services to the community

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