Queen's Birthday Honours for WPC chair Stephen Timms

Orders and honours handed out

Hope William-Smith
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Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chair Stephen Timms has received a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political and public service.

Timms - who became chair of the WPC in 2020 - has been a Labour MP for East Ham in London since 1994. He has four decades of public service across both local and national level and was chief secretary to HM Treasury in 2006 and 2007. Timms stood down from the Labour frontbench in 2015 and now serves as the UK's trade envoy to both Liechtenstein and Switzerland along with his work on the WPC. "I am very pleased with the knighthood," he said. "It's been a huge privilege to serve East Ham as the MP for 28 years, with ten years as a local councillor before that.". Writing on Twitter...

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