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Redwood knighted in New Year's Honours List

Redwood knighted in New Year's Honours List

John Redwood has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list 2019, for political and public service.

The chief global strategist for Charles Stanley and Conservative Party MP was among 20 others to receive a knighthood in this year’s list.

Mr Redwood is a long-time advocate of the UK leaving the European Union and in September urged the government to increase public spending to protect the economy from the consequences of Brexit.

Former Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia received a damehood for her services to financial services and women in the financial industry.

Ms Gadhia had advised on the recommendations included in HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter, introduced in 2016.

The charter asks firms to set internal targets for gender diversity within senior management, in an effort to change the representation of women in the financial services industry.

A total of 1,148 people received awards this year, with 'industry and the economy' accounting for 10 per cent of the honours list.

James Leigh-Pemberton, chairman of UK Financial Investments, also received a knighthood for services to financial services, British industry and government.

London Stock Exchange chairman Donald Brydon received a knighthood for services to business and charity and HM Revenue and Customs chief executive Jonathan Thompson received an Order of the Bath for public service.

rachel.addison@ft.com