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

The unelected House is now the second biggest legislature in the world after China's

Independent Staff
Friday 28 August 2015 10:12 BST
Peers and guests wait in the House of the Lords as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to deliver a speech during the State Opening of Parliament
Peers and guests wait in the House of the Lords as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to deliver a speech during the State Opening of Parliament (Getty)

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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