Labour leader nominates Shami Chakrabarti for peerage

Shami Chakrabarti has been nominated for a peerage by Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: Jonathan Brady / PA Wire

Several people have been given peerages by former Prime Minister David Cameron on his resignation honours list.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also nominated Shami Chakrabarti for the honour and entry into the House of Lords as a Labour peer.

A spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said: "Shami Chakrabarti shares Jeremy's ambition for reform of the House of Lords.

"Her legal and campaigning skills, and the trust that she has gained from many ordinary Britons, will be a considerable asset to the House of Lords.

Nominations from the former leader of the Conservative Party

  • Gabrielle Bertin - lately director of external relations at Number 10

  • Olivia Bloomfield - lately partner at Atlantic Superconnection Corporation and chairman of the Pump House Project

  • Jonathan Caine - lately special adviser to Theresa Villiers

  • Camilla Cavendish - lately head of the Number 10 policy unit

  • Andrew Fraser - treasurer of the Conservative Party

  • Jitesh Gadhia - lately senior managing director at Blackstone and currently board member of UK Financial Investments and UK Government Investments

  • Timothy Kirkhope - MEP for Yorkshire and Humber and former member of parliament for Leeds North East

  • Ed Llewellyn - lately chief of staff to the Prime Minister

  • Mark McInnes - Conservative councillor for the Meadows/Morningside ward in Edinburgh and director of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Philippa Roe - leader of Westminster City Council

  • Liz Sugg - lately head of operations at Number 10

  • Charlotte Vere - executive director of the Girls' Schools Association and former executive director at Conservatives In

  • Laura Wyld - lately head of the Prime Minister's appointments unit

Nominations from the leader of the Labour Party

  • Shami Chakrabarti - chancellor of the University of Essex and former director of Liberty

Nominations for crossbench peerages

  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson - lately permanent secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury (2005-2016)

  • Sir Peter Ricketts - lately Her Majesty's ambassador to France (2012-16), national security adviser (2010-12) and permanent under secretary FCO and head of the Diplomatic Service (2006-10)