STAGING ARA Life Vice President appointed Alderman - British Rowing

ARA Life Vice President appointed Alderman

Martin Brandon Bravo 

Martin Brandon-Bravo OBE was recently appointed as an Honorary Alderman of Nottingham in recognition of his ‘long and exceptional’ services to the Council.

From This is Nottingham


Mr Brandon-Bravo, a past president of the Amateur Rowing Association, is widely regarded as playing a key role in securing the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.  He was elected to Nottingham City Council in May, 1968, and served until 1971, before being re-elected in 1976. He stood for Parliament in 1979 and was MP for Nottingham South from 1983 to 1992. He was elected to the county council in 1993.

On his appointment Mr Brandon-Bravo said: "I am greatly honoured by this most generous recognition. In recent weeks, if not years, the public view of politics, whether local or in some other place is, to say the very least, less than endearing. I do know that the vast majority of us are involved for the right reasons and we ask no more satisfaction than having made some positive contribution to the community. I have had that satisfaction and today is a very generous bonus and I thank you all."