North Devon MP recommended for knighthood

17:12 07 September 2012

MP Nick Harvey has been Armed Forces Minister since May 2010

MP Nick Harvey has been Armed Forces Minister since May 2010

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Despite losing his job as Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey MP has been recommended for the honour.

North Devon MP Nick Harvey, who lost his job as Armed Forces Minister in last week’s Government reshuffle, has been recommended for a knighthood.

He is one of four departing ministers who are set to receive the honour, subject to the Queen’s approval.

Mr Harvey said: “To be recommended for a knighthood by the Prime Minister in recognition of my 20 years as MP for North Devon and two years as Armed Forces Minister is greatly appreciated but, of course, I remain disappointed no longer to be serving in government.

“I am looking forward to the new parliamentary term, where I can continue to champion the issues for North Devon and the rural South West, from the slightly freer and less regimented world of the backbenches. I will continue to support the coalition government and my Liberal Democrat colleagues working so hard as part of it and I look forward to having more time with my family.”

2 comments

  • absolutely disgraceful, that he can be bought off with an undeserved "honour" and that he would accept it. I understand that he is also being paid a bonus. And all this from someone who claims every last penny...will he be paying for his own transport to next years Remembrance Day Parade or will he not go now he is not the Minister?

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    thetruthwillout

    Monday, September 10, 2012

  • A knighthood for just doing a job & I thought that they were supposed to be for outstanding achievements,above & beyond the call of duty.How wrong I was.

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    trevor balment

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

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