Tony Blair given most senior knighthood in New Year's honours list

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been awarded the highest accolade on the New Years Honor Roll.

The former Labor leader, who held the keys to number 10 between 1997 and 2007, is named the Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest-ranking British order of knights.

The newly appointed Sir Tony said he was “deeply grateful” to the Queen, adding, “It has been a great privilege to serve as Prime Minister and I want to thank everyone who has been by my side in politics, public service and everything Others have served parts of our society for their commitment and commitment to our country. ”

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Current Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer MP said: “The last Labor administration brought a permanent change from the national minimum wage to the peace process in Northern Ireland. I congratulate Tony Blair on this recognition for his public service to our country. ”

England’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Chris Whitty, the Assistant CMO, Jonathan Van-Tam, and the CMOs of Wales and Scotland, Frank Atherton and Dr. Gregor Smith, were knighted.

The head of the British Health Security Agency, Dr. Jenny Harries, and Dr. June Raine, chief executive of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), left after a year of threat of new varieties and more than 130 million vaccinations.

Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government, Sir Patrick Vallance, who was originally knighted on the 2019 New Years Honors List, is promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.

Among those named are the Team GB Olympians and Paralympians who won gold in Tokyo, including cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny, who are considered the first couple to be recognized on the same honor roll.

And teen tennis sensation Emma Raducanu added another title after winning the US Open in September as she can now say she is a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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