Luff awarded knighthood in honours list

By Rob George Monday 30 December 2013 Updated: 30/12 22:31

EVESHAM'S MP Peter Luff has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Sir Peter has been a Member of Parliament for more than two decades and has served the Mid Worcestershire constituency since 1997.

Previously the MP for Worcester between 1992 and 1997, Sir Peter has served the Conservative Party in a variety of roles including two years as Defence Minister between 2010 and 2012.

A varied career in Parliament has seen Sir Peter chair two House of Commons select committees and serve as a whip for the party.

Sir Peter is currently the co chairman of the Speakers’ Advisory Committee on the 2015 Democracy Anniversaries and a passionate supporter of a number of local causes.

Since announcing his intention to stand down from Parliament in September 2012, Sir Peter has continued his campaign for British engineering, with an emphasis on the need for more young people to train as engineers and scientists.

Sir Peter is one of three MPs to be awarded a knighthood in the list which was revealed on Monday evening (December 30).

Conservative Richard Ottaway and Labour's Kevin Barron are the other Parliamentarians to have been made knights.

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