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Ben Bradshaw MP, Labour MP for Exeter, responding to David Cameron's honours awards to sacked Government Ministers, said:

"It is shameless to see David Cameron dishing out honours to failed Ministers like this while refusing to honour our Olympic and Paralympic heroes and heroines. He also needs to explain why he’s giving Knighthoods to sacked male Ministers while ignoring more senior women – another example of the Prime Minister’s women problem. In resuscitating the political honours system, Cameron is abandoning any remaining pretence of being the reforming politician he posed as before the general election."

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