Statement from Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery on receiving a KCMG for ‘political and public service’ in todays’ Resignation Honours List.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to be accorded this honour by Her Majesty.

“I suspect many people who receive such awards believe they have been just doing their job and I feel precisely that today.

“It is honour enough to be elected by my constituents in the Meon Valley and play my part in public life. I feel enormously lucky to just have had that opportunity and I thank my colleagues both in the constituency and in Westminster for all the help they have given me over the years.”