Rare Honour For Sir George?
North West Hampshire's MP could be awarded a rare honour after stepping down as Leader of the House of Commons during last week's cabinet reshuffle.
The Prime Minister will recommend to the Queen that Sir George Young is admitted to the Order of the Companions of Honour, an accolade that can only be held by 65 people.
If the honour is conferred on Andover's MP, he would join the likes of Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough, and would be able to use the letters 'CH' after his name.
Sir George said: "My name seems to be getting longer and longer. When I started off I was George Young. Now, I suppose it's The Right Honourable Sir George Young Baronet MP Privy Councillor, in due course one can put 'CH' after one's name to designate that one is a Companion of Honour."
He added: "There aren't many [Companions of Honour]. There are about 35 at the moment from a range of walks of life. There are some famous composers, writers and politicians.
"It's a great honour to be recommended to have one."