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Thirteen new life friends have been introduced by the Government, together with the House of Lords’s youngest-ever consultant.

Downing Street printed the record of political peerages on Friday as MPs had been on vacation.

The Tories’ eight nominations embrace Paul Goodman, a former Conservative MP and editor of the influential ConservativeResidence web site.

Disability rights campaigner Rosa Monckton, serial entrepreneur and Tory donor Stuart Marks, former Morgan Stanley government Franck Petitgas, and former Local Government Association chairman James Jamieson had been additionally amongst these chosen by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Labour has 4 new friends, together with journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika and John Hannett, former chief of the shopworkers union Usdaw.

The record additionally contains one new Plaid Cymru peer – Carmen Smith, who will develop into the youngest ever peer within the chamber.

Her appointment at 27 years previous means she beats the earlier holder of the title, Charlotte Owen – a former adviser to Boris Johnson – by three years.

Ms Smith stated: “Alongside our MPs, I will be fighting for a fair deal for Wales and holding this and future UK governments to account.

“I will likely be unashamed in advocating for a fairer, extra sustainable, and in the end unbiased future for Cymru.

“As a young woman, I will work to inspire the next generation of women to take an active role in our communities and our nation.”

The doc says: “The King has been graciously pleased to signify his intention of conferring the following peerages of the United Kingdom for life.”

Separately, No 10 additionally introduced the ennoblement of Scottish Tory MSP Donald Cameron.

He is quitting Holyrood to affix the higher chamber and develop into a parliamentary underneath secretary of state within the Scotland Office.

Scottish Conservative chief Douglas Ross tweeted: “Donald has been an outstanding MSP since we were elected together in 2016.”

“A hugely valued member of my shadow cabinet team, he has helped develop party policies across a range of portfolios with knowledge, wisdom and decency.”

“He will be a great addition to the Scotland Office.”

The unelected House of Lords has about 800 members, in contrast with the 650 capped variety of MPs within the House of Commons.

The appointments course of just lately confronted contemporary criticism as Boris Johnson’s exit honours had been described as a “catalogue of cronies” by critics, and Liz Truss’s included 11 nominations of primarily political supporters and former aides, regardless of her transient 49 days in workplace.