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Karren Brady, Stuart Rose and Joanna Shields among new peers

by LLB Reporter
8th Aug 14 11:27 am

The House of Lords is getting a generous sprinkling of entrepreneurs and executives, upon the latest announcement of new peers.

In fact, almost half of the 22 new peers are best-known for their business achievements.

The Conservatives have appointed 12 peers, including Karren Brady, the West Ham Utd vice-chairman and Apprentice star, and Sir Stuart Rose, former CEO and chair of Marks & Spencer.

Other new Tory peers include TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding, former Tech City CEO and government digital adviser Joanna Shields, RK Mine Finance Group founding partner Michael Farmer, and businesspeople Nosheena Mobarik and Ranbir Singh Suri.

Labour has made Dame Gail Rebuck, chairman of Penguin Random House, a peer, along with two others.

The LibDems have appointed GKN plc PR director Chris Fox as a peer, among five others.

Here’s the full list of new peers:

New Conservative peers:

Karren Brady CBE

Martin Callanan

Carlyn Chisholm

Andrew Cooper

Natalie Evans

Michael Farmer

Dido Harding

Arminka Helic

Nosheena Mobarik

Sir Stuart Rose

Joanna Shields

Ranbir Singh Suri

New Labour peers:

Michael Cashman

Chris Lennie

Dame Gail Rebuck

New Liberal Democrat peers:

Chris Fox

David Goddard

Barbara Janke

Kath Pinnock

Paul Scriven

Dr Julie Smith

New cross-bench peer:

William Hay (nominated by the Democratic Unionist Party)

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