Harborough MP recommended for knighthood
HARBOROUGH MP EDWARD Garnier has been recommended for a knighthood by Prime Minister David Cameron.
The news follows the PM’s cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday when Mr Garnier lost his spot as Solicitor General.
The 59-year-old had been appointed to the Government’s second highest legal post when the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition took power in May 2010 after two spells as Shadow Attorney General and as Shadow Home Affairs Minister while in opposition.
He was replaced this week by Oliver Heald.
Mr Garnier, speaking earlier this week after his meeting with the PM, said that although he would miss it he had plenty to be getting on with out of Government.
The honours lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of The Queen’s official birthday.
Former agriculture minister James Paice and defence ministers Nick Harvey and Gerald Howarth will also become knights, Downing Street said today (Thursday).
In addition, the prime minister is to recommend to the Queen that former Commons leader Sir George Young be appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour.
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