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]