Here are all the Tories being honoured on the New Year's list

Louis Dor
Thursday 31 December 2015 11:30
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The allegations that the honours system has links to cronyism is set to be a talking point yet again this new year, as dozens of Tory Party members and donors have received awards.

Only 26 out of a total of 1,196 names were awarded for 'political service' - but nine of those 26 are Conservative politicians, campaigners or aides.

In addition, six Tory donors made the list.

To see the full list, visit the gov.uk page, or see our list of donors and those awarded for 'political services' below:

Conservatives awarded for political services:

Conservatives:

Lynton Crosby, lately campaign director, Conservative Party

For political service.

The Conservative campaign chief (for which he was paid £500,000) will recieve a knighthood, having guided David Cameron to an unexpected majority in the 2015 general election.

Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk

For political and parliamentary service.

Bellingham is an old Etonian who has been MP for Norfolk North West for 32 years, and was a junior foreign minister for two years. Bellingham will also receive a knighthood.

Mark McInnes, director, Scottish Conservatives

For political service.

McInnes has been director of the Scottish Conservatives since 2003.

James Stewart, treasurer, Scottish Conservatives

For political service.

Stewart was a director of a London-based equity firm before he took over as treasurer of the Scottish Conservatives in 2012.

Dr Spencer Pitfield, volunteer, Conservative Party

For political service.

Pitfield ran against Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam in 2005 and was director of the Conservative National Policy Forum in the run up to this year’s election.

Lyndon Jones, deputy chairman, Welsh Conservative Party and chairman, Gower Conservative Association

For political service.

Caroline Roberts, member, disciplinary committee, Conservative Party

For political service.

Marion Little, campaign specialist, Conservative Party

For political service.

Little is a long serving party organiser, based at head office.

Emlyn Williams

For public and political service in Barry, Glamorgan.

Conservative donors:


Jacqueline Gold, chief executive, Ann Summers and Knickerbox

For services to Entrepreneurship, Women in Business and Social Enterprise.

Gold and her father, David Gold, are prominent donors to the Conservative Party. She appeared alongside George Osborne at a pre-election press conference.

Raminder Ranger, chairman, Sun Mark Ltd

For services to Business and Community Cohesion.

Since 2012, Ranger has donated £345,000 to the Conservatives or to party politicians.

Anita Zabludowicz, philanthropist

For services to the Arts.

Since 2009, Zabludowicz has donated £132,000 to the Conservative party.

Christopher Fenwick

For political service.

Fenwick, a member of the family who owns the Fenwick retail chain, will recieve an MBE. Christopher is a prominent Conservative donor, and was the depiuty chairman on the United and Cecil Club, which has made around £1 million in donations to the Conservative party and politicians since 2001.

The club raises hundreds of thousands of pounds a year for the Conservatives.

Zameer Choudrey

For services to the UK Wholesale Industry and charity in the UK and Abroad.

Choudrey's company, Bestway, has donated £530,000 to the Conservative party since 2005, alongside other, smaller donations to Labour and the Lib Dems.

Jill Shaw Ruddock

For philanthropic services to Older People.

Ruddock is married to businessman Paul Ruddock, who has personally donated around £875,000 to the Conservative party since 2003.

Paul Ruddock was awarded a knighthood in 2012.

Labour members awarded for political services:

Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central and opposition chief whip

For political and parliamentary service.

Labour's chief whip, made so under Ed Miliband's leadership, has been made a Dame. Winterton is also chairing a review into the impact of proposed boundary changes on the Labour Party.

Ayesha Hazarika, chief of staff to the deputy leader, Labour Party

For political service.

Harriet Harman's former adviser has been awarded an MBE. Harman wanted her to be given a seat in the House of Lords, but Ed Miliband's adviser Spencer Livermore was elevated instead.

Simon Henig, leader, Durham County Council

For political and public service.

Susan Murphy, deputy leader, Manchester City Council

For political and public service.

Tudor Evans, leader, Plymouth Council

For political service and services to Local Government.

Peter John, leader Southwark Council

For political service and services to Local Government.

Sandra Samuels, councillor, Wolverhampton City Council

For political service and services to Local Government.

Keith Wakefield, lately leader, Leeds City Council

For political service and services to Local Government.

Gregory Cook, polling strategist, Labour Party

For political service.

Jean Yates

For political service and service to the community in Lancashire.

Liberal Democrats awarded for political services:

Ed Davey

For political and public service.

The former Liberal Democrat MP and Energy Secretary has been knighted.

Sylvia Emmott

For public and political service.

(H/T for number crunching: Buzzfeed)

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