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Preston MP Mark Hendrick to be given a knighthood

Posted on - 30th December, 2017 - 8:07am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
Mark Hendrick speaking at a Worker's Memorial Day in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Mark Hendrick speaking at a Worker’s Memorial Day in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A Preston MP has been honoured with a knighthood for his political service.

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Mark Hendrick, who has represented the city since 2000, is to become Sir Mark Hendrick in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

The 59-year-old has represented the city as a Labour MP.

A highlight of his political career include being part of the team who campaigned for Preston to become a city in 2002.

Mr Hendrick retained Preston for Labour in the 2017 general election, winning 24,210 votes and increasing his majority to 15,723.

Mr Hendrick has tweeted his delight and thanks on hearing about the honour.

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