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House of Lords appointments: The new unelected peers promoted by David Cameron

Published 28/08/2015

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The Government has announced the appointment of new peers to the unelected House of Lords. Here's who David Cameron has rewarded, as well the opposition party nominations.

Tory nominations


James Arbuthnot


Former MP for North East Hampshire and front bench minister


Greg Barker


Former MP for Bexhill and Battle and former Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change


Kate Fall


Earns about £100,000 as PM’s deputy chief of staff


Simone Finn


Special adviser to the Minister of State for Trade


Stephen Gilbert


Deputy chairman of the Conservative Party


William Hague


Former MP for Richmond and former Foreign Secretary


Robert Hayward OBE


Former MP for Kingswood, board member of Dignity in Dying and a trustee of the YMCA


Douglas Hogg QC


Former MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham and held several ministerial roles. Indirectly billed taxpayers for cleaning the moat at his country house and tuning his piano. Had to repay £20,639


Andrew Lansley CBE


Former MP for South Cambridgeshire and former cabinet minister. Claimed for having thatched Tudor cottage painted and  driveway re-shingled before selling for £433,000. Repaid £4,733.


James Lupton CBE


Chairman of Greenhill Europe and former co-treasurer of the Conservative Party


Ruby McGregor Smith CBE


CEO of Mitie Group PLC


Anne McIntosh


Former MP for Thirsk and Malton and chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee


Michelle Mone OBE


Entrepreneur on the board of directors for The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust


James O’Shaughnessy


Managing director of Floreat Education


Emma Pidding CBE


Former Chiltern District Councillor and former chairman of the National Conservative Convention


Stuart Polak CBE


director of the Conservative Friends of Israel


Gary Porter


Councillor for South Holland District Council and chairman of the Local Government Association


Liz Redfern


Leader of North Lincolnshire Council


Andrew Robathan


Former MP for South Leicestershire and several front bench and government roles


Kate Rock


Vice-chairman of the Conservative Party


Jane Scott OBE


Leader of Wiltshire Council


Kevin Shinkwin


Long-standing voluntary sector professional; lobbyist for Wine and Spirits trade association


Philip Smith CBE


Chief executive of Association of Conservative Clubs


Philippa Stroud


Special adviser to the Work and Pensions Secretary


David Willetts


Former MP for Havant and several front bench roles


Sir George Young Bt CH


Former MP for North West Hampshire and former cabinet minister


Lib Dem nominations


Sir Alan Beith


Former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and former chair of the Justice Select Committee


Sharon Bowles


Former MEP for South East England


Sir Malcolm Bruce


Former MP for Gordon, and former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats


Lorley Burt


Former MP for Solihull and former chair of the Liberal Democrats


Sir Menzies ‘Ming’ Campbell CH, CBE, QC


Former MP for North East Fife and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats


Lynne Featherstone


Former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and held several Ministerial positions


Don Foster


Former MP for Bath and former Liberal Democrat Chief Whip


Jonny Oates


Former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister in the Coalition Government


Shas Sheehan


Former Councillor for Kew and involved in several community groups


Sir Andrew Stunell


Former MP for Hazel Grove and former DCLG Minister


Dorothy Thornhill MBE


Mayor of Watford; former councillor and assistant headteacher


Labour nominations


David Blunkett


Former MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough and former cabinet minister


Alistair Darling


Former MP for Edinburgh South West and former cabinet minister


Peter Hain


Former MP for Neath and former cabinet minister


Rt Hon Tessa Jowell DBE


Former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and former cabinet minister


Spencer Livermore


Senior Campaign Strategist for the Labour Party


Paul Murphy


Former MP for Torfaen and former cabinet minister


Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo DBE


Former MP for Bristol South and former minister


Dave Watts


Former MP for St Helens North and former chair of Parliamentary Labour Party

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