Councillors in York have unanimously voted to remove the Duke of Yorks freedom of their city
Written by First Choice Radio on 27 April 2022
It follows his legal settlement with Virginia Giuffre
Prince Andrew has had the freedom of the city of York removed following a vote by councillors in the City.
City of York Council members representing all the main parties voted for the motion to remove Andrew’s honour, which was conferred on him in 1987.
A number of the councillors and members of public who spoke at the meeting at York Racecourse on Wednesday called for either the Queen or the Government to strip Andrew of the title Duke of York and thereby remove what Labour councillor Aisling Musson called: “This stain of an association with this city.”
He is the first person ever to have the Freedom of the City removed, councillors were told.
There were two formal abstentions – from the Lord Mayor and Lord Mayor elect.
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