Fri, 19 Nov 2010
15 new Liberal Democrat members of the House of Lords have been announced.
Commenting on the appointment of 15 new Liberal Democrat peers, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:
“The 15 new Liberal Democrat peers announced today will be at the heart of driving through the Government’s programme of constitutional reform.
“The Coalition Agreement commits us to implementing a mainly or wholly elected second chamber by a proportional representation system, and I know the new Liberal Democrat peers are looking forward to implementing that commitment.
“This list shows the Liberal Democrats’ strength and depth. We are welcoming new peers with experience in administration in Scotland, Wales and local government, high profile parliamentary candidates and MPs, senior policy makers and thinkers, leading party activists and successful businessmen and entrepreneurs.
“I know that every new peer on this list will make a valuable contribution to the House of Lords and the Liberal Democrat team in Westminster.”
The full list of new Liberal Democrats peers is:
Sal Brinton – Former parliamentary candidate and senior party activist
Dee Doocey AM, OBE – Chair of the Greater London Assembly
Cllr Qurban Hussain – Former Deputy Leader of Luton Council and former parliamentary candidate
Judith Jolly – Chair of Devon & Cornwall Liberal Democrats, senior Liberal Democrat policy maker
Susan Kramer – Former MP for Richmond Park and former Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor
Raj Loomba – Businessman and philanthropist
Jonathan Marks QC – Senior barrister, former councillor and parliamentary candidate
Cllr Monroe Palmer – Barnet Councillor and former parliamentary candidate, Chairman of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel
Jenny Randerson AM – Former Minister of Culure, Sport and the Welsh language and acting Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly
John Sharkey – Chair of the 2010 Liberal Democrat General Election campaign, former MD of Saatchi & Saatchi
Nicol Stephen MSP – Former Deputy First Minister of Scotland, former MP for Kincardine and Deeside
Ben Stoneham – Director of Operations at Liberal Democrat HQ, senior party activist
Cllr Mike Storey – Former leader of Liverpool City Council
Paul Strasburger – Businessman and philanthropist
Claire Tyler – Chief Executive of Relate and former senior civil servant