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Cashman, Brady and Rose among new working peers

Former eastenders actor Michael Cashman, businesswoman Karren Brady and former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose are among 12 new Conservative working peers appointed by David Cameron, Downing Street said.

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Number of Lords rises to 850 amid calls to cut numbers

Businesswoman Karren Brady and former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose were among 22 new peers announced by the government today.

The new appointments take the total number of peers to 850 but with only half that number of seats to sit on in the House of Lords some have called for the number to be cut.

ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan reports.

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