AN MP whose daughter tragically died recently is to receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle spoke of his 'devastation' after daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle died at her home in Heybridge, Essex, on Friday, December 15.

But Mr Hoyle, 60, has been given a festive boost after learning he will receive a Knight Bachelor for his work in 'parliamentary and political services.'

Mr Hoyle, 60, was elected as the MP for Chorley in 1997 and was elected as the deputy speaker in the House of Commons in 2010.

On receiving the honour, he said his 'sadness' following the death of his daughter has 'overshadowed everything'.

He said: "Of course, I'm very proud to be recognised for my work.

"Receiving the honour is recognition of the hard work and support of my family, constituency office and the electorate who have voted me as MP for Chorley six times.

"But the tragic death of my beloved daughter Natalie has overshadowed everything."

Mr Hoyle was one of a number of people across East Lancashire to be honoured for their work in the community.

Nationally, The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list for his services to music while Eamonn Holmes, the 58-year-old television stalwart and journalist from Belfast, best known for his long career on breakfast programmes, is receiving an OBE for services to broadcasting.