Two senior Tories who left their Government posts in David Cameron's reshuffle have been knighted.
Greg Knight and John Randall were given the honour for their "long and distinguished careers" on the Tory benches in Westminster and as members of the Government, Downing Street said.
Mr Knight, MP for East Yorkshire, and Mr Randall, who represents Uxbridge and South Ruislip, left posts in the whips' office in this month's reshuffle.
Mr Randall resigned as deputy chief whip ahead of the reshuffle and said it had been "a great privilege and honour" to serve for 13 years as a whip in opposition and Government.
"I have nothing but the deepest admiration for you as a person, leader and Prime Minister," he said in his resignation letter.
"You can be assured that I will do whatever I can for you personally as well as for the party, the Government and of course the country."
Mr Knight lost his role in the reshuffle as the Prime Minister appointed a series of fresh faces to the whips' office.
A short statement issued by Number 10 said: " The Queen has been pleased to approve that the honour of knighthood be conferred upon Greg Knight MP and John Randall MP."
A No 10 spokesman said both men had "long and distinguished careers on the Conservative front bench and as members of the Government".