Harrow East MP Bob Blackman has been recognised for his outstanding contributions and dedicated public service with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award in The King’s Birthday Honours List.
This prestigious accolade acknowledges Blackman’s unwavering commitment to his constituency and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of the people he serves.
Bob Blackman achieved an impressive victory in the 2010 general election, successfully gaining the Harrow East constituency from Labour’s Tony McNulty. He went on to secure re-election in both 2015 and 2017, further solidifying his position as a prominent figure in local politics.
Throughout his parliamentary career, Blackman has been actively involved in various committees and initiatives. Notably, he was elected as a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in 2010. In 2015, he took on the role of secretary of the 1922 Committee, serving alongside Nigel Evans until 2020.
Blackman has also made significant contributions as a member of the Procedure Committee, the Backbench Business Committee, and the Housing, Communities, and Local Government Committee.
In 2016, Bob Blackman collaborated with homelessness charity Crisis to introduce the Homelessness Reduction Bill, demonstrating his dedication to addressing important social issues and making a positive impact on his community.
Following the announcement of Blackman’s CBE, several notable figures took to Twitter to congratulate him. Harrow’s Councillor Susan Hall, a leading candidate for the Conservative nomination for Mayor of London, tweeted, “Massive Congratulations to @BobBlackman for his CBE – Bob is an incredible constituency MP and thoroughly deserves this.”
Hatch End Councillor Matthew Goodwin-Freeman expressed his admiration, tweeting, “Huge congratulations to @BobBlackman C.B.E. I have rarely met an MP who works harder, does more for his constituents, or is yet to learn the word ‘NO’ when someone asks ‘Can you come to this?’ Honestly, we need more MPs like Bob.”
Councillor Nicola Blackman also joined in celebrating Bob’s achievement, tweeting, “Congratulations @BobBlackman CBE! 37 uninterrupted years of public service! You have worked incredibly hard & have made a difference in life helping thousands of people over those years. Well deserved! Very proud.”
The CBE awarded to Bob Blackman serves as a testament to his exceptional service, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the welfare of his constituents.