Tuesday 10 September 2019 12:04 am

Staffers (and cricketers) named in May's resignation honours

Theresa May has named former colleagues, staffers and England cricketers in her list of resignation honours.

Olly Robbins, the civil servant who acted as chief negotiator with the EU during her tenure, has been rewarded with a KCMG – making him a knight commander. The same honour has gone to May’s PPS George Hollingbery.

Patrick McLoughlin, who as Conservative chairman was blamed for the party’s bruising performance in the 2017 election, has been named a Companion of Honour. His son Jimmy McLoughlin, who worked as a business relations special adviser in Number 10, will receive an OBE.

Other advisers, including Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, are being given a CBE.

Chief of staff Gavin Barwell, his deputy JoJo Penn, Spads Liz Sanderson and Stephen Parkinson are among those to receive life peerages, alongside businessman David Brownlow.

Cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott and former England captain Andrew Strauss will both receive a knighthood for their services to the former Prime Minister’s favourite sport, which she was pictured watching the day after leaving office.

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