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Liz Truss resignation honours revealed as Kwasi Kwarteng and cabinet miss out | Politics News

Kwasi Kwarteng, Therese Coffey and the rest of Liz Truss’s cabinet have missed out on getting gongs or places in the House of Lords as part of her resignation honours list.

There has been sizeable speculation about who the UK’s shortest-serving prime minister would choose to elevate to the upper house or make a knight or dame.

But none of her top ministerial team, nor those who were credited with her tenure’s disastrous mini-budget, are included on the list agreed with Downing Street.

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But she has conferred honours on eight people – including political allies and former advisers – and elevated three people to the House of Lords.

These include Matthew Elliot, the political strategist and former chief executive of Vote Leave being added to the upper house, as well as former Vote Leave chair Jon Moynihan and Ms Truss’s former deputy chief of staff in Number 10 Ruth Porter.

Tory MP Jackie Doyle-Price has been made a dame, while fellow Conservative Alec Shelbrooke has been made a knight.

David Hills, the Conservative association chairman for Ms Truss’s North West Norfolk constituency, has been handed an MBE. Back in 2009 he was rumoured to be heading up the so-called “turnip Taliban” which opposed Ms Truss being selected as a Commons candidate due to her having an affair with a married Tory MP, although he later supported her.

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Rob Powell Political reporter

Rob Powell

Political correspondent


The biggest surprise in Liz Truss’s resignation honours list may well be who is not on it.

There are no names from the former prime minister’s cabinet.

No Kwasi Kwarteng. No Therese Coffey. No Ranil Jayawardena.

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This notice was published: 2023-12-29 16:50:00

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