Queens Confers 13 New Peerages

The Government has confirmed that the Queen has conferred thirteen new Peerages for individuals to sit in the House of Lords.

The individuals have been confirmed as:

Nominations from the Leader of the Conservative Party

Diana Barran MBE – founder and lately chief executive of SafeLives

The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Garnier QC – lately Member of Parliament for Harborough and former Solicitor General

The Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst – lately Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons

The Rt. Hon. Peter Lilley – lately Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden and former Secretary of State for Social Security

Catherine Meyer CBE – founder and lately chief executive of Action Against Abduction

The Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles – lately Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar and former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Rt. Hon. Sir John Randall – former Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Treasurer of HM Household and Deputy Chief Whip. Vice-Chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister

Amanda Sater, JP – lately Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. Chairman of StreetGames and of The Queen’s Club Foundation

The Rt. Hon. Andrew Tyrie – lately Member of Parliament for Chichester and former Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee

Nominations from the Leader of the Labour Party

Martha Osamor – campaigner on immigration, employment rights and racial discrimination

Pauline Bryan – author and campaigner

Iain McNicol – lately General Secretary of the Labour Party

Nomination from the Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

Dr. William McCrea – lately Member of Parliament for South Antrim