ED Vaizey is to join the Privy Council.

The announcement that the Wantage MP, also Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, had been appointed was made this afternoon.

A statement from Downing Street said: "The Queen has been pleased to give her approval to the recommendation".

It means Mr Vaizey gains the title "the Right Honourable" (Rt Hon).

Other appointments included Arlene Foster MLA, David Gauke MP and Ruth Davidson MSP, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives.