Bill Cash has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political service.

Bill Cash said to the BBC:

“I am greatly honoured and delighted to receive this knighthood,”

“Having been in the House for a long time and having devoted so much of my time as a backbencher to my determination to uphold parliamentary sovereignty and to have a referendum on the Europe question and to oppose European integration, I believe that we are now moving in the right direction.

“Raising the question of parliamentary sovereignty was regarded as unhelpful in the 1990s – it is now regarded as essential.”