East End philanthropist Jack Petchey
East End philanthropist Jack Petchey is to be knightedJackPetcheyFoundation

The doctor who saved the life of a Scottish nurse infected with Ebola joins East End philanthropist Jack Petchey and Labour MP Rosie Winterton on the New Year's Honours list.

East End entrepreneur Petchey is to receive a knighthood. The 90-year-old has invested more than £100 million into his foundation, which he founded in 1999 and which supports schools and youth organisations across the country.

The knighthood for Lynton Crosby, who engineered the Conservative's 2015 general election victory, has angered some Labour MPs who accuse Prime Minister David Cameron of undermining the honours list by rewarding people for political service.

Other figures from the political world to be honoured include veteran Tory parliamentarian Henry Bellingham, MP for West Norfolk and former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, who will receive a knighthood, while Labour Chief Whip Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central, will receive a damehood.

Among the doctors and medical experts to be honoured are Dr Michael Jacobs, Clinical Lead in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Free London Hospital, whose team saved the life of nurse Pauline Cafferkey, after she became infected with Ebola while working as a volunteer in Sierra Leone.

Agnes Grunwald Spier, the Trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day on which the victims of Nazi genocide are remembered, is to receive an MBE for services to World War Two Commemoration, following ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in September. Auschwitz death camp survivor Ivor Perl will receive the British Empire Medal for his work raising awareness of the Holocaust and the dangers of racism and intolerance in local communities.

Art historian, writer and broadcaster Roy Strong, who was knighted in 1983, will be made a Companion of Honour for his "outstanding contribution to UK cultural life."

Three other philanthropists to receive knighthoods are Clive Cowdery, founder of the Resolution Foundation, which helps deprived young people, Norman Stoller, who has donated £50m of his personal shares into the Stoller Trust, and biotech philanthropist Jonathan Uren.

Three female executives are to be honoured, with Easyjet CEO Carolyn McFall, Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massanet and Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt to receive damehoods.

Jacqueline Gold, chief executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, will receive a CBE, while Pets At Home founder and entrepreneur Anthony Preston will also receive a CBE.

The youngest recipient on the list, 13-year-old Jonjo Heuerman, who raised £200,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund at Cancer Research UK , will receive the British Empire Medal. Dorothy Start is the oldest person on the list at 99; she will receive a BEM for community work in Friern Barnet, Hertfordshire.