Lib Dems and lockdown heroes honoured

The Queen’s Birthday Honours were postponed this year so they could include people who had served the community during lockdown. I’m sure a number of those will be Liberal Democrat members, so please let us know and we will update this post.

Congratulations to Councillor Susan Prochak, Deputy Leader of Rother District Council, who has been awarded an MBE for services to the community in Robertsbridge Parish, East Sussex.

We will add more names to this list if you let us know of other Lib Dems who have been honoured. Contact us on [email protected].

UPDATE from Caron

Two more Lib Dems I’ve spotted. Firstly a very well deserved OBE for Racial Diversity Campaign Vice Chair Josh Babarinde

And for John Loughton, whose Scran Academy operation provided thousands of meals to people who were isolating in Edinbugh, a BEM.

I’m not sure whether he is still a Lib Dem member, but he is a fantastic and inspiring man. I went to an event last year where he was motivating young people and encouraging them to make themselves heard to politicians and he truly is a force of nature.


The complete list of honours can be downloaded here.

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  • Some comments have been removed as they were on unrelated topics

  • Am I alone in thinking the Honours system is an anachronism that should be abolished?

  • Barry Lofty 10th Oct '20 - 2:16pm

    theakes, No you are not, although I am pleased that a number of ” ordinary citizens ” were appreciated this time for their selfless contributions to others lives.

  • richard underhill 11th Oct '20 - 5:30pm

    If Donald Trump is abusing someone as a Socialist you can see that he is desparatei, he may mean affordable heath care comparable to the UK NHS or the Canadian.
    If one of Rupert Murdoch’s papers, such as the Sunday Times, switches from Fox tv, you might think that he wants to back the winning side.
    11 October 2020 Page 1 column 7 “No 10 dumps Trunp and woos Biden, page 16”
    North Carolina Biden 48.3 Trump 46.9
    Arizona Biden 48.2 Trump 45.5
    Florida Biden 48.0 Trump 44.3
    Wisconsin Biden 49.5 Trump 44.0
    Michigan Biden 49.4 Trump 42.7
    Pennsylvania Biden 51.0 Trump 43.9
    These figures need to be adjusted to reflect the larger votes in the electoral college for “Battleground states”.
    Winning the Presidency, the Senate and the the House of Representatives in the same year is unusual. Politically it is thought better to back the winner earlier in the year, ideally before the conference.

  • richard underhill 11th Oct '20 - 5:39pm

    Will the other Murdoch papers think the same way?
    If so, when? and why?

  • Theakes. No you are not alone but you’d probably need some replacements during a transition to abolition. Lifetime exemption from paying TV licence? Travelling first class on standard class rail tickets? National Trust membership?

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