Theresa Might has awarded a knighthood to a Eurosceptic Tory MP forward of knife-edge vote that might kill off her Brexit deal. 



John Hayes, who has been an MP for 21 years, is an influential backbencher and has expressed doubts over Ms Might’s Brexit withdrawal settlement in latest weeks.



Mr Hayes was not among the many Tory MPs who despatched letters of no-confidence to 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady final week and he has not revealed how he’ll vote on the Brexit deal when it will definitely reaches the Commons. 



He has held 5 ministerial and 6 shadow ministerial positions  throughout his profession and earlier this month referred to as for the federal government to reintroduce the dying penalty for individuals who commit violent crimes. 



The MP for South Holland and the Deepings has additionally served as a senior parliamentary advisor to the previous prime minister David Cameron. 



Shadow cupboard workplace minister Chris Matheson described the transfer as a determined try from Ms Might to win votes.  



“It could be a spectacular act of desperation for Theresa Might to be making a gift of knighthoods in a bid to win votes for her botched Brexit deal,” Mr Matheson mentioned. 



Labour’s former director of communications and technique Alastair Campbell described the choice at hand out a knighthood as “corruption”. 



“In a growing nation we might name it corruption. As a result of it’s. Disgusting,” Mr Campbell tweeted. 



The awarding of a knighthood to an MP exterior of the standard New 12 months’s and Queen’s birthday honours lists is uncommon however not fully unprecedented.



After the final election in 2017, ex-defence minister Mike Penning and ex-whip Robert Syms had been faraway from their roles and obtained knighthoods months later.




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