Bill Cash has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his political service.
Bill Cash said to the BBC:
"I am greatly honoured and delighted to receive this knighthood,"
"Having been in the House for a long time and having devoted so much of my time as a backbencher to my determination to uphold parliamentary sovereignty and to have a referendum on the Europe question and to oppose European integration, I believe that we are now moving in the right direction.
"Raising the question of parliamentary sovereignty was regarded as unhelpful in the 1990s - it is now regarded as essential."