Former Gedling MP Vernon Coaker is to receive the highest honour the borough can bestow in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the area.
Councillors will be asked to confirm the appointment of the new honorary freeman of the borough at Wednesday (January 29) night’s full council meeting in Arnold.
The Local Government Act of 1972 grants the council powers to award the accolade to someone who ‘has rendered eminent services to the borough’.
If agreed, a civic ceremony will then be held to hand the prestigious title to the former MP.
Mr Coaker became the first Labour MP to win the Gedling seat when he defeated Andrew Mitchell in the 1997 election.
He served the borough for 22 years.
Mr Coaker lost his seat back in December to Conservative candidate Tom Randall in December after a general election was called to help solve the Brexit crisis.