So, the first appointments to the House of Lords under the Liberal Democrat - Conservative coalition government and the last before it is replaced with a democratically elected upper chamber.
The list of the new Liberal Democrat Peers is as below;
Floella Benjamin OBE DL – actor, presenter and campaigner for children’s issues
Mike German OBE AM – former Deputy First Minister (Wales)
Meral Hussein Ece OBE – Local Government Councillor in Islington, advocate of equality issues
Sir Kenneth (Ken) Macdonald QC – former Director of Public Prosecutions
Kathryn (Kate) Jane Parminter – former Chief Executive of Campaign to Protect Rural England
John Shipley OBE – leading Local Government Councillor in Newcastle upon Tyne
and the dissolution list;
Richard Allan – former MP for Sheffield Hallam and Chair of the Information Select Committee
Matthew Owen John Taylor – former MP for Truro and St Austell, Chair of National Housing Federation
George Philip (Phil) Willis – former MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Former Chair of Science and Technology Select Committee
For the full and comprehensive list of the 56 working Peers visit 10 Downing Street.
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