Freedom of Sheffield for Jess

Jessica Ennis Credit: PA

Jess Ennis is being formally granted the Freedom of the City of Sheffield at the full council meeting today. The Freedom of the City is the highest honour that the city can bestow and it is symbolic of the esteem that the city holds that person. However, it is purely ceremonial and does not carry with it any special rights or privileges.

Other people to have been given the Freedom of Sheffield include:

  • Winston Churchill

  • Nelson Mandela

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Helen Sharman

  • Harold Wilson

  • Jim Callaghan

  • Derek Dooley

  • Admiral Jellicoe

  • Ramsey MacDonald

  • David Lloy-George