Theresa May’s Resignation Honours list has been revealed, with controversial names being awarded Peerages & knighthoods.
Perhaps the most recognisable name to be honoured is also the most surprising name, as Mrs May’s honours her hero Geoffrey Boycott with a knighthood.
The former Prime Minister is known to be a huge fan of the cricket legend, although he has always been denied a knighthood in The Queen’s Honours lists following his conviction for assault in 1998.
Also receiving a knighthood is senior civil servant Olly Robbins for his services to the May government.
Sir Olly was the UK’s Chief Negotiator for Existing the European Union until his resignation in July.
Sir Olly’s honour is likely to draw huge criticisms, not least because the UK has not left the EU.
Also being honoured by Theresa May in her resignation list is her former Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, who has been elevated to the House of Lords.
Lord Barwell was formerly a Conservative minister, until losing his seat in the 2017 General Election. Following this, he was made Downing Street Chief of Staff, a position he retained until Mrs May’s departure.
In total, 41 people have received honours in the resignation list.
Another interesting appointment to the House of Lords is Sir Kim Darroch, the former Ambassador to the USA who was forced to step down after calling President Trump “inept.”
Elsewhere, former Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington is knighted, as is Mrs May’s former Director of Communications, Robbie Gibb.
Conspicuously absent from the honours list is Mrs May’s Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, who was expelled from the Conservative Party last week.