May 29, 2010
Following the recent General Election, a Dissolution honours list has been released (as happens every time there is a new Parliament), of new Peers & Life Peers. Richard Allan has been named as one of the new Life Peers who will be entering the House of Lords, where he will hopefully be able to resume some of his efforts in lobbying for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.
A number of other former MPs who were strong supporters of the campaign for reunification of the Parthenon Marbles are also due to enter the House of Lords.
Marbles Reunited campaign founder to become life peer,
Dissolution honours: the full list of new peers
This is the full list of the new members of the House of Lords created in the Dissolution Honours.
Published: 8:00AM BST 29 May 2010
Labour life peers:
Hilary Armstrong, chief whip under Tony Blair, stood down as MP for Durham North West at general election.
Des Browne, former defence secretary, stood down as MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun at general election.
Quentin Davies, Ex-Conservative MP who defected to Labour and became a defence minister but lost seat of Grantham and Stamford at general election.
Beverley Hughes, former children’s minister, stood down as MP for Stretford and Urmston at general election.
John Hutton, former defence secretary, stood down as MP for Barrow and Furness at general election.
Jim Knight, former schools and employment minister who lost his Dorset South seat to the Conservatives this month.
Tommy McAvoy, former whip, stood down as MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West at general election.
John McFall, former chairman of the Treasury select committee, stood down as MP for West Dunbartonshire at general election.
John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007, stood down as MP for Hull East at general election.
John Reid, former home secretary, stood down as MP for Airdre and Shotts at general election.
Angela E Smith, Parliamentary private secretary to Gordon Brown and former Cabinet Office minister, lost seat of Basildon at general election.
Michael Wills, former junior minister in the Ministry of Justice who stood down from his North Swindon seat at the election.
Labour working peers:
Sir Jeremy Beecham, first Chairman of the Local Government Association and former Labour council leader in Newcastle.
Paul Boateng, former MP for Brent South, ex-minister and British High Commissioner to South Africa 2005-2009.
Rita Donaghy, former Chairman of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service who led Labour inquiry into safety in the construction industry.
Jeannie Drake, former Deputy General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union.
Dr Dianne Hayter, Chairman of the Legal Services Consumer Panel and former Labour Party chairman and Fabian Society leader.
Anna Healy, chief of staff for Harriet Harman, married to Jon Cruddas, the Left-wing MP and former deputy leadership candidate.
Roy Kennedy, Director of Finance and Compliance for the Labour Party.
Helen Liddell, former Secretary of State for Scotland.
Roger Liddle, chairman of Policy Network think tank, former adviser on Europe to Tony Blair and to the European Commission.
Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland.
John Monks, General Secretary of the European Trades Union Confederation.
Sue Nye, long-time aide to Gordon Brown, she was blamed by him for the encounter with a pensioner in Rochdale, who he was later overheard calling a “bigot”.
Maeve Sherlock, Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, former chief executive of the Refugee Council and former adviser to Gordon .
Wilf Stevenson, friend of Gordon Brown since university and former head of the Smith Institute.
Margaret Wheeler, Director of Organisation and Staff Development for the public service union Unison.
Michael Williams, former Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs.
Conservative life peers:
Tim Boswell, former agriculture minister, stood down as MP for Daventry at the general election.
Angela Browning, former agriculture minister, stood down at MP for Tiverton and Honiton at the general election.
John Gummer, former agriculture secretary, stood down as MP for Suffolk Coastal at the general election.
Michael Howard, former Conservative leader and home secretary, stood down as MP for Folkestone and Hythe at the general election.
John Maples, former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, stood down as MP for Stratford-on-Avon at the general election.
Sir Michael Spicer, former chairman of the 1922 Committee, stood down as MP for West Worcestershire at the general election.
Conservative working peers:
Guy Black, Executive Director of Telegraph Media Group, former director of the Press Complaints Commission and former press secretary to Michael Howard.
Dame Margaret Eaton, chairman of the Local Government Association.
Edward Faulks, QC, barrister specialising in crime and personal injuries cases.
John Gardiner, Deputy Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance.
Helen Newlove, campaigner against crime and antisocial behaviour whose husband, Garry, was murdered after confronting a gang of drunken youths.
Dolar Popat, millionaire care home and hotel company owner and Conservative adviser.
Shireen Ritchie, councillor in Kensington & Chelsea and step-mother of Guy Ritchie, the film director.
Deborah Stedman-Scott, Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s People, an employment charity that works in deprived areas.
Nat Wei, founder of Teach First, an educational charity, who advises the new Government on the Big Society strategy.
Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next and Conservative donor.
Liberal Democrat life peers:
Richard Allan, Nick Clegg’s predecessor in Sheffield Hallam and Chairman of the Information Select Committee.
Matthew Taylor, Chairman of the National Housing Federation and former MP for Truro and St Austell.
Phil Willis, former MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough who chaired the Science and Technology Select Committee.
Liberal Democrat working peers:
Floella Benjamin, Charity worker and former presenter of children’s television programmes.
Mike German, former Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly.
Meral Ece, councillor in Islington and Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Sir Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions.
Kate Parminter, former director Campaign to Protect Rural England and Trustee of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
John Shipley, Leader of Newcastle city council.
Democratic Unionist Party life peers:
Ian Paisley, former Northern Ireland first minister, former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, stood down as MP for North Antrim at general election.
Crossbench life peers:
Sir Ian Blair, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner who stood down in 2008.
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