2016 New Year’s Honours List Unveiled

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The 2016 New Year’s Honours List has been released and contains many awards related to political service.

Henry Bellingham, the Conservative MP for North West Norfolk, is knighted.

Lynton Crosby, the Conservative election strategist, is knighted.

Ed Davey, the former Liberal Democrat Cabinet Minister, is knighted.

Rosie Winterton, the Labour MP for Doncaster Central, receives a damehood.

The full list is available here.

Lynton Crosby says that UKIP has “no future”

Lynton Crosby, thought by some to be the architect of the Conservative victory at the 2015 General Election, has said that UKIP has “no future”.

Crosby said that the party would remain as a pressure group opposing Britain’s membership of the European Union but added that “at one stage, they were talking about 30 to 70 seats and they ended up with one. I don’t think they have got a long-term future”.

Crosby was talking in Sydney at an event organised by the Australian-British Chamber of Commerce.