2016 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours


The 2016 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours are honours awarded following the July 2016 resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.[1][2][3] The life peerages and other honours were issued as two separate lists by the Cabinet Office on 4 August 2016 and all honours were gazetted as one list on 16 August 2016.[4] This was the first Prime Minister's Resignation Honours since 1997.[2]

David Cameron in 2010

On 22 July 2016, it was alleged that officials in the Cabinet Office and the House of Lords Appointments Commission had blocked the list, citing ethical concerns about some of the intended recipients of honours, particularly those destined for the peerage.[5] Many of the names of those honoured were leaked and published in the press on 31 July.[6] On 1 August, Downing Street spokesperson said that the incoming prime minister, Theresa May, would not intervene in Cameron's resignation honours.[7]

Life peerages


Conservative nominations

  • Gabrielle Bertin, lately Director of External Relations, the Prime Minister’s Office, to be Baroness Bertin, of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Olivia Bloomfield, lately Partner at Atlantic Superconnection Corporation, and Chairman of the Pump House Project, to be Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, of Hinton Waldrist in the County of Oxfordshire
  • Jonathan Caine, lately Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to be Baron Caine, of Temple Newsam in the City of Leeds
  • Camilla Cavendish, lately Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, to be Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice, of Mells in the County of Somerset
  • The Hon (Alexander) Andrew Fraser, Treasurer, Conservative Party, to be Baron Fraser of Corriegarth, of Corriegarth in the County of Inverness
  • Jitesh Gadhia, lately Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Advisory Partners, and Board Member of UK Financial Investments and UK Government Investments, to be Baron Gadhia, of Northwood in the London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Timothy Kirkhope, MEP, Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and Humber, and former Member of Parliament for Leeds North East, to be Baron Kirkhope of Harrogate, of Harrogate in the County of North Yorkshire
  • The Right Honourable Edward David Gerard Llewellyn, OBE, lately Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, to be Baron Llewellyn of Steep, of Steep in the County of Hampshire
  • Councillor Mark McInnes, CBE, Conservative Councillor for the Meadows/Morningside Ward, Edinburgh and Director, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, to be Baron McInnes of Kilwinning, of Kilwinning in the County of Ayrshire
  • Councillor Philippa Marion Roe, Leader, Westminster City Council, to be Baroness Couttie, of Downe in the County of Kent
  • Elisabeth Grace Sugg, CBE, lately Head of Operations, the Prime Minister’s Office, to be Baroness Sugg, of Coldharbour in the London Borough of Lambeth
  • Charlotte Vere, Executive Director of the Girls’ Schools Association, and lately Executive Director, Conservatives In, to be Baroness Vere of Norbiton, of Norbiton in the Royal London Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Laura Wyld, formerly Head, the Prime Minister’s Appointments Unit, to be Baroness Wyld, of Steep in the County of Hampshire

Labour nomination

Crossbench nominations

Order of the Companions of Honour


Companion (CH)

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath


Knight Commander (KCB)

Companion (CB)

  • Nicholas Howard OBE, for public service.

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George


Knight Commander (KCMG)

  • The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, for political and public service.

Knights Bachelor


The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire


Dame Commander (DBE)

  • The Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, for political and public service.
  • Arabella Warburton MBE, for political and public service.

Commander (CBE)

  • Helen Bower-Easton, for public service.
  • The Rt Hon John Hayes MP, for political and public service.
  • The Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP, for political and public service.
  • Ramsay Jones, for political and public service.
  • Tim Kiddell, for public service.
  • Daniel Korski, for political and public service.
  • The Rt Hon David Lidington MP, for political and public service.
  • Will Straw, for political and public service.
  • Graeme Wilson, for political and public service.
  • The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, for political and public service.

Officer (OBE)

  • Julian Glover, for political and public service.
  • Kathryn Jenkins, for political service.
  • Neil O'Brien, for political and public service.
  • Lena Pietsch, for political and public service.
  • Thea Rogers, for political and public service.
  • Alan Sendorek, for political and public service.
  • Isabel Spearman, for political and public service.
  • Sheridan Westlake, for political and public service.
  • Natasha Whitmill, for political service.
  • Eleanor Wolfson, for political and public service.

Member (MBE)

  • Adam Atashzai, for political and public service.
  • Jessica Cunniffe, for political and public service.
  • Martha Gutierrez Velez, for public service.
  • Richard Jackson, for political service.
  • Giles Kenningham, for political and public service.
  • David McFarlane, for political service.
  • Richard Parr, for political and public service.
  • Caroline Preston, for political and public service.
  • Jane Robertson, for political service.
  • Nick Seddon, for political service.
  • Nikki Shale, for political service.
  • Kate Shouesmith, for political and public service.
  • Sean Storey, for public service.
  • Charlotte Todman, for public service.
  • Laura Trott, for political and public service.
  • Martha Varney, for political and public service.

References


  1. "Research Briefings - Resignation Honours: Peerage Creations since 1958". researchbriefings.parliament.uk. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. Hope, Christopher; Swinford, Steven (12 July 2016). "Number 10 aides Ed Llewellyn and Craig Oliver to top 'Dave's cronies' resignation honours list". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. "Resignation Honours 2016". Cabinet Office. 4 August 2016.
  4. "No. 61678". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 August 2016. p. RH1.
  5. Hughes, Laura (22 July 2016). "Whitehall mandarins block "cronies" honours list over ethical concerns". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. Lyons, James (31 July 2016). "Revealed: Cameron's honours for cronies". Sunday Times online. Retrieved 4 August 2016.(subscription may be required or content may be available in libraries)
  7. "Theresa May 'won't intervene' in David Cameron's honours list". BBC News. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.