I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been presented with a DBE in a ceremony led by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
Having served as MP for Meriden for over 19 years, I extend my very sincere and heartfelt thanks to the residents of Meriden constituency who continue to put their faith and trust in me to represent them in Parliament. I would also like to thank the members of my local association - not least my excellent team of local councillors who have supported me since day one.
The Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP
*Dame Caroline received the title 'Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' for longstanding ‘Political and Public Service’.