Ed Davey, who lost his seat to Conservative James Berry in May after 18 years representing the constituency, will be knighted in recognition of his political and public service.

Councillor Liz Green, leader of the opposition, said: "Massive congratulations to Ed, well deserved. Having worked closely with him I know how much blood, sweat and tears he put into representing Kingston and Surbiton residents as well as being a minister then Secretary of State.

“He certainly went above and beyond in all that he did.

"To Edward, I say 'Congratulations on a well-deserved knighthood. Only one concern, hope you don't expect us to start calling you Sir down the pub'."

Mr Davey, has taken on new roles in work surrounding energy since leaving Government.

Sharon Blackburn from Surbiton will be made an Officer of the most excellent order of the British Empire for her services to nursing and the not-for-profit care sector.

Mrs Blackburn is a policy and communications director at Residential Forum Limited, which was founded in 1994 to promote the achievement of care standards of care for children and adults in nursing and residential home and schools.

Anthony Ffoulkes Williams, a retired consultant paediatrician will be made an Officer of the most excellent order of the British Empire for services to nutrition in infants and children.

Dr Ffoulkes Williams, of Kingston, worked in neonatal intensive care at St George's Hospital for more than 25 years.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and of the Royal College of Physicians, and has advisory roles with governmental and non-governmental organisations, specifically in the field of child nutrition.

Dr Ffoulkes Williams is a trustee of Woman and Children First, an organisation with a mission to improve maternal, new-born and child health in developing countries.

One of the founders of contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales, hails from Tolworth and will be made a Member of the most excellent order of the British Empire.

Michael McCarthy was born in Beresford Avenue and educated at Our Lady Immaculate and Richard Challoner Schools before going on to study at Birmingham University.

Sue Black, who lives in Surbiton, will be made an Officer of the most excellent order of the British Empire for services to technology. 

She is an honorary senior research associate in computer science at University College London, and is also well known for creating the campaign to save Bletchley Park - the site in which Alan Turing worked during World War Two, and authoring a book on the subject, which can be found at unbound.co.uk/books/saving-bletchley-park.

Dr Black said: "When I found out about the OBE I burst into tears. I never would have imagined with my background that anything like this would ever happen to me. Leaving school at 16 and ending up a single parent bringing up three kids in poverty in my 20s isn’t the most traditional route into a career in technology.

"Education and technology have changed my life, helped me to bring my family out of poverty, provided me with a fantastic career and the opportunity to meet and work with so many incredible people. I’m so delighted and deeply honoured, it’s like a dream come true."