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Sir Tony Cunningham from Workington received his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Sir Tony and his wife Anne explain why the award means so much to them:
The Workington MP Tony Cunningham has been presented with his knighthood at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles.
Accompanied by his wife Anne, children Angela and Daniel, Sir Tony said it was a great personal honour but also one for the wider Cumbrian community.
Before becoming a MP, Sir Tony worked for a number of overseas organisations and helped to change the international law on land mines.