Sutton MP recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 20, 2011 10:26 AM

Tom Brake was last week recognised in the Queen's Honours List and named as a member of the Privy Council. Tom will join, amongst others, senior members of the Royal Family and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York as members of the Council.

Tom said: "It is a great honour to have been named as a Privy Counsellor and I would like to thank everyone that has helped and supported me over the years and made this possible."

The Privy Council has its origins in the earliest days of the monarchy as an advisory body to the King or Queen on affairs of state, and has the curious custom of conducting its meetings standing up, a tradition dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria in the nineteenth century.

Tom will be sworn in at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace later this year.

You can find out more about the role of the Privy Council on its website at www.privy-council.org.uk.

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