Queen's Birthday Honours for Bristol people

Dawn Primarolo
Image caption Dawn Primarolo MP has been made a dame for services to politics

Bristol South Labour MP Dawn Primarolo has been made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Dame Dawn, 60, who has been an MP since 1987 and is deputy speaker of the House of Commons, became a DBE for services to politics.

She said: "This has come as a complete surprise to me, but I am obviously immensely pleased."

Other honours awarded to people in the county went to a lunch club organiser and a dance club founder.

Dame Dawn added: "I hope that this honour recognises not just my work in Westminster, but also what I have achieved working with the people of Bristol South, like the building of the South Bristol Community Hospital.

"Obviously I share this with the many people who have helped me over 27 years in Parliament and before that as a local councillor in Windmill Hill."

Others people to receive awards include Julie Morris who becomes an OBE for services to the UK Submarine Construction Programme and Loraine Knowles from Bristol, a project director at Stonehenge, who has been made an OBE for services to heritage.

The founder of creative digital agency Nameless, Jaya Chakrabarti-Gallemore, has been made an MBE for services to creative digital industries and the community.

Patricia Britton, 83, who has run a lunch club for elderly people at St Anne's Church in Bristol for 30 years, receives the British Empire Medal for services to the community.

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