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Gavin Williamson, twice-sacked minister who oversaw exams fiasco, knighted

Downing Street announced that the Queen has approved the honour for the Tory MP.

03 March 2022

Gavin Williamson, who was widely criticised for his handling of schools as education secretary during the coronavirus pandemic, has been given a knighthood.

Downing Street said on Thursday afternoon that the Queen has conferred the honour on the Tory MP, who has twice been sacked from the Government.

No 10 said: “The Queen has been pleased to approve that the honour of Knighthood be conferred upon The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP.”

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