New Year Honours 2016: Lynton Crosby knighthood criticised by Labour
31 December 2015
From the section UK Politics
Sir Lynton Crosby was campaign director for the Conservatives at May’s election
The knighthood awarded to an adviser who helped the Conservatives win the election is “outrageous”, shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has said.
Australian Lynton Crosby, nicknamed the Wizard of Oz, was Tory campaign director at May’s general election.
Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock previously defended the award, saying Sir Lynton is a “great public servant”.
Ex-Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey was also knighted. Labour chief whip Rosie Winterton received a damehood.
Mr Burnham said Sir Lynton’s knighthood suggested …read more
Source:: BBC UK