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Lewis Hamilton, Sheila Hancock and Craig David are among those recognized on the Queen’s New Years Honor Roll of 2021

The 2021 New Year Awards is the most racially diverse award list ever at 14, 2% of recipients are from Black, Asian, or ethnic background

In addition to celebrities and public figures, ordinary people are also on the list who make extraordinary contributions to society

The most successful Formula 1 driver of all time, Lewis Hamilton, was knighted for his services to motorsport

Sir Lewis is one of the greatest athletes Britain has ever produced After previously setting Michael Schumacher’s record for winning his seventh World Drivers Championship, Sir Lewis was also recently voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Actress Sheila Hancock has been named Lady for Merit to Drama and Charity in her 70-year career

Dame Sheila is also a lifelong activist and is committed to improving education for people of diverse backgrounds In her hands-on commitment to the John Thaw Foundation and Digismart educational institution, she is now passionate about increasing opportunities for disadvantaged children

In the world of politics, Geoffrey Cox QC was Knighted for Parliamentary and Political Service. Sir Geoffrey has been a MP for Torridge and West Devon since 2005 and was formerly the United Kingdom’s Attorney General

Outside of politics, Sir Geoffrey is a successful attorney and was appointed the Queen’s attorney in 2003

The 1992 Eagle MP for Wallasey, Angela Eagle, was awarded a ladies’ hood for parliamentary and political service

Dame Angela has held various government roles and has been an advocate for LGBT rights after “coming out” as the first seated female MP in 1997

Tom Clarke CBE, Labor MP from 1982 to 2015, was also knighted for public and political service

Richard Corbett, recently chairman of the European Parliament’s Labor Party, has been awarded a CBE for the European Parliament’s parliamentary and political service

In the acting world, Lesley Manville was awarded a CBE for Services to Drama and Charity

Actor Toby Jones has been named an OBE for Merits to Drama, and Nina Wadia has also been named an OBE for Merits to Entertainment and Charity

Cinematographer Roger Deakins has been knighted for his exceptional and sustained contribution as an icon of British cinematography and a world-renowned writer of films and culture

Architect Sir David Chipperfield is the only person on the 2021 list to be named a member of the Order of Honorary Companion for Merit to Architecture

Pat McGrath, named the Most Influential Make-Up Artist in the World by Vogue, was recognized for his contributions to the & beauty industry and diversity

Singer, songwriter and record producer Craig David has been awarded an MBE for Merit in Music

Jed Mercurio, writer and creator of successful television shows such as Line of Duty and Bodyguard, has been awarded an OBE for services to television drama

In the world of sport, Grand National winning jockey and founder of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, Bob Champion has received a CBE for nonprofit prostate and testicular cancer research

Former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow was awarded an OBE for Merit to Rugby and Motor Neuron Disease Awareness Rob was diagnosed with MND last year and is committed to campaigning and raising awareness about the disease sharpen

The oldest person to be recognized on the 2021 New Years Honor Roll is 106-year-old Anne Baker of Salisbury, who is receiving an MBE for fundraising for the NSPCC

104-year-old Ruth Saunders is also receiving an MBE for running a marathon to raise funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance

20-year-old Samah Khalil, the Youth Mayor of Oldham, is the youngest person to be recognized this year for receiving a BEM for her work in empowering young people

Mark Owen, Special Chief Officer who had returned from retirement to lead the North Wales Special Constabulary’s response to the pandemic, received an MBE

Cath Fitzsimmons of Greater Manchester, a former palliative care nurse who has been released from retirement to assist with public health during the ongoing public health emergency, receives a BEM

Tax collector Caroline Halfhide of Ash, Somerset receives an MBE for turning her pub into a local resident shop to drastically reduce the need to travel to nearby towns for groceries and essentials

Captain Emma Henderson, who lives in Moray, Scotland, receives an MBE to set up Project Wingman, providing a world class lounge experience for NHS staff in hospitals across the UK

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World News – UK – The Queen’s New Years Honor Roll was released as Lewis Hamilton, Craig David and Sheila Hancock received awards