A number of staff in the Borders agency – which has been heavily criticised for lapses allowing illegal immigrants into the UK – were also rewarded including the force’s chief operating officer Philip Duffy, who is made a CBE.
Fourteen officials from the Home Office, which Mrs May ran from 2010 to 2016, are honoured, including an OBE for Geoffrey Whitehead, her former Deputy Principal Private Secretary, an MBE for Hannah Fletcher, a press officer, and a BEM for Linda Charles in the ministerial private office.
There was no honour for former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Sir Jonathan Stephens, chairman of the Honours Committee, said the current list had partly been compiled by David Cameron, but the next list would have “new priorities” dictated by Mrs May, who wants a more meritocratic system.
In particular she wants to reward those who work with children, those who encourage social mobility, people who fight discrimination and those working in enterprise and business.