A south Bucks MP is set to receive a royal stamp of approval in the new year.

Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan has been made a dame as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Mrs Gillan, who has been serving the constituency since 1992, celebrated 25 years by praising her “fantastic” constituency and its “kind and generous” people earlier this year.

Now, she will receive one of the top royal honours for political and public service.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press in April, Mrs Gillan said the 25 years had been “amazingly interesting, engaging and challenging in so many ways”.

She said: “I came into politics to make a contribution. To make a contribution for a large part of your career is a huge privilege.

“It is a very challenging job but with a lot of satisfaction.”

She told the BBC she was “delighted to receive this recognition”.