Lancastrians named on New Year’s Honours list

Fifteen people living and working in Lancashire have been recognised on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, including two MPs who have been knighted.

Lindsay Hoyle New Year's Honours

Mark Hendrick, MP for Preston, and Lindsay Hoyle, MP for Chorley, both collect knights bachelor. Hoyle was in the Speaker’s Chair during the 2017 terrorist attack in Westminster.

Alan Scott, deputy director of North West Prisons, has earned a CBE for his services to the prison service and the community. Pamela Birch, executive principal of Hambleton Primary School and deputy chief executive officer of Fylde Coast Academy Trust, earned an OBE for services to education.

Nine MBEs have been granted in  recognition for work in the community:

  • Afrasiab Anwar, services to community cohesion in Burnley
  • Joan Bamber, governor of Dame Evelyn Fox and Newfield Schools, services to education
  • Christopher Brown, governor of Sir Tom Finney Community High School, services to children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Susan Fazackerley, services to the community in Lytham St Annes
  • Lawrence Forshaw, life president of Alder Grange School in Rossendale, services to education
  • Carol Holt, flood incident manager of the Environment Agency, services to flood risk management and the environment
  • Sajda Majeed, services to the community in Burnley
  • Dr Melinda Tan, rector of University of Central Lancashire Cyprus Branch Campus, for services to British higher education overseas and the promotion of bi-communal relations in Cyprus.
  • Alison Watson, chief executive officer of Class of Your Own, services to Education.

Anita Castellina and Kathryn Heyworth both earned a BEM for services to the community in Cannock and Burnley respectively.

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