The list of the latest House of Lords peerages has been announced, by political party, they include:
- 14 Conservatives peers, including Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Associate Editor of The Times and Sir Stephen Sherbourne, former Political Secretary to Margaret Thatchery
- 5 Labour party peers, including race equality campaigner Doreen Lawrence and Sir Charles Allen CBE, non-executive director of LOCOG.
- 10 Liberal Democrat peers, including former Met Police deputy commissioner Brian Paddick and James Palumbo, co-founder of Ministry of Sound Group.
- 1 Green party peer, Jenny Jones, former chair of the Green Party.
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