Former Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom heads a list of high-profile Brexiteers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours as she is made a dame.

Dame Andrea, who stood for the Tory leadership against Theresa May and served as Business Secretary and Leader of the House, said she was "deeply honoured", adding: "It is an immense privilege to be recognised for service to politics."

She is joined on the list by Oliver Lewis, a veteran of the Vote Leave campaign, who is made a CBE for political and public service.

Oliver Lewis, a prominent figure in the Vote Leave campaign, receives a CBE for political and public service

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Mr Lewis, who was No 2 to Lord Frost when he negotiated the Brexit deal, served as Boris Johnson’s main adviser on keeping the Union together, but resigned earlier this year after less than a fortnight in the role after complaining to friends that his position had become "untenable".

Helen MacNamara, who served as deputy Cabinet secretary until February, and now works as director of policy at the Premier League, is made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for public service.

Helen MacNamara receives a Companion of the Order of the Bath for public service

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Conservative deputy Lords leader Earl Howe is honoured with the Knights Grand Cross, while Labour MP Tony Lloyd is knighted for his public service.

Philip Augar, who led the Government’s review of post-18 education and funding, is knighted for services to higher and further education.

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Elsewhere in politics, Labour MP Meg Hillier, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, which has scrutinised public spending during the pandemic, is made a dame.

Mary Creagh, the former Labour MP for Wakefield, who lost her seat in the 2019 election, said she was "honoured and surprised" to be made a CBE for her services to Parliament and politics.

Meg Hillier receives a damehood for political and parliamentary service

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Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England until earlier this year, said it was a "great and a fantastic honour" to have been made a CBE, of which she was "really proud".

She said: "Clearly the last year has been a hugely significant year for children and young people in how they try to cope with Covid."

Anne Longfield has been awarded a CBE for services to children

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She said her role prior to stepping down in February had been a "big responsibility", especially in representing young people "around the issue of when schools should reopen".

She added: "I’m continuing to advocate for children."