Knighthood for former MP Steve Webb

January 30 2017

FORMER Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb was given a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours.

FORMER  Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb was given a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours.

Sir Steve represented the former Northavon constituency and then Thornbury and Yate for the Liberal Democrats since 1997 until losing his seat in 2015.

He was also the pensions minister in the coalition Government for five years.

Sir Steve, who is now director of policy at the mutual insurer Royal London, was given his honour in recognition of his political and public service.

He continues to raise issues about pensions in his new role but decided not to stand for parliament in the next election.