Theresa May’s former closest advisers have been recognised in the ex-prime minister’s resignation honours list.

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill are among 57 people on a list of mostly political figures, though Mrs May showed her love of cricket with knighthoods for Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss.

Labour said the honours rewarded “big Tory donors and No 10 cronies”.

Every departing prime minister can draw up a resignation honours list, which the Cabinet Office has to approve.

Mrs May announced her resignation in June after failing to get support for the withdrawal agreement she had negotiated for the UK to leave the EU.

Guide to the Honours Boycott and Strauss given knighthoods

The 37 men and 20 women on the list include members of Mrs May’s Downing Street staff, political

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