Rishi Sunak gives peerages to Sir Graham Brady and former PM Theresa May

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Rishi Sunak has handed peerages to former prime minister Theresa May, the former chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady and his chief of staff in the dissolution honours list.

Deputy prime minister Oliver Dowden, former chief whip Julian Smith, former defence secretary Ben Wallace and Scotland secretary Alister Jack have been nominated for knighthoods.

The Prime Minister’s chief of staff Liam Booth-Smith has been proposed for a peerage along with former transport secretary Chris Grayling, Sir Alok Sharma and Dame Eleanor Laing.

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The Prime Minister rewarded his right-hand man in No 10, Liam Booth-Smith, with a peerage along with former 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham, and former Cabinet ministers Chris Grayling and Sir Alok Sharma.

Ex-MP Craig Mackinlay, whose battle with sepsis recently cost him his hands and feet, and former deputy Commons speaker Dame Eleanor Laing will also take seats in the Lords.

Among Sir Keir Starmer’s nominations for peerages are Blair-era foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett, and veteran Labour MPs Harriet Harman and Dame Margaret Hodge.

Kevan Jones, who has played a prominent role in campaigning for justice for subpostmasters caught up in the Horizon scandal, former deputy speaker Dame Rosie Winterton and veteran ex-whip John Spellar are also on his list.