Council leaders, chief executives, councillors and staff from around the UK have been included in the 2007 New Year's honours list for their work in local government.
The accolade recognises his 27 years' work with the Met, where he oversaw a boost in the recruitment of ethnic minority specials. Mr Barradell said: "I'm deeply honoured to have been awarded in this way, but also very surprised. There are a lot of people who work incredibly hard for their local communities, and I'm proud to be honoured among them."
Also included in the list is retired Westminster street sweeper Edward Wilson - known as Ted. He has been nominated for an MBE. Mr Wilson has swept Trafalgar Square and the West End for 33 years.
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Council officers in the list include:
Graham Badman, director of children's services, Kent CC
Alex Linkston, chief executive, West Lothian Council
Irene Lucas, chief executive, South Tyneside MBC
Jon Lord, community housing services head, Bolton MBC
Stephen Maddox, chief executive, Wirral MBC
Mushtaq Ahmed, lately provost, South Lanarkshire Council
Michael Galloway, planning and transportation director, Dundee City Council
Robert Gilmore, chief executive, Banbridge DC
Byron Davies, chief executive, Cardiff Council
Councillors up for awards include: