The 2015 Dissolution Honours List was issued on 27 August 2015 upon the advice of the Prime Minister, David Cameron. The Life Peerages were announced separately from the other appointments, while it was gazetted as a single list on 22 September 2015.
Alan James Beith, Baron Beith, (born 20 April 1943) is a British politician who represented Berwick-upon-Tweed as its Member of Parliament (MP) from 1973 to 2015.
From 1992 to 2003, he was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and, by 2015, Beith was the longest-serving member of his party sitting in the House of Commons and the last Liberal Democrat MP to have experience of Parliament in the 1970s.
Beith was elevated as a life peer in the 2015 Dissolution Honours List and took his title and a seat on the House of Lords Opposition benches on 23 November 2015.Andrew Lansley
Andrew David Lansley, Baron Lansley, (born 11 December 1956) is a British Conservative politician who previously served as Secretary of State for Health and Leader of the House of Commons. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for South Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2015.
Lansley was born in Hornchurch, Essex and studied Politics at the University of Exeter. He worked in the civil service before entering politics. He ran the 1992 general election while at the Conservative Research Department and later was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party at the 2001 general election.
Lansley was the Shadow Secretary of State for Health from 2004 until 2010, the Secretary of State for Health from 2010 until 2012, and Leader of the House of Commons from 2012 until 2014. As Health Secretary, Lansley was responsible for the government's controversial Health and Social Care Act 2012. He announced his intention to stand down as an MP in 2015, and was awarded a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Andrew Robathan
Andrew Robert George Robathan, Baron Robathan (born 17 July 1951) is a British Conservative politician, who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for South Leicestershire (previously Blaby) in Leicestershire as well as a government minister.
In September 2014 Robathan announced he would stand down at the 2015 general election, and was nominated for a life peerage in 2015 Dissolution Honours, being created Baron Robathan, of Poultney in the County of Leicestershire, on 13 October 2015.Andrew Stunell
Robert Andrew Stunell, Baron Stunell, (born 24 November 1942) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom.
Stunell was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hazel Grove, from the 1997 general election until he stood down at the 2015 general election. From 2010 to 2012 he served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Anne McIntosh
Anne Caroline Ballingall McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (born 20 September 1954) is a British Conservative Party politician and life peer.
McIntosh represented the Thirsk and Malton constituency as Member of Parliament (MP), having been MP for Vale of York from 1997 to 2010, and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1989 to 1999. McIntosh was not reselected by her Thirsk and Malton constituency association on 31 January 2014, although she continued to represent the Conservative Party in Parliament until the 2015 general election.
She was given a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and created Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, of the Vale of York in the County of North Yorkshire, on 6 October. Since October 2015, she has sat in the House of Lords.Danny Alexander
Sir Daniel Grian Alexander (born 15 May 1972) is a British banker who is vice president and corporate secretary at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He was a Liberal Democrat politician who was Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2010 and 2015. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey constituency from 2005 until the general election in May 2015, when he was defeated by Drew Hendry of the Scottish National Party (SNP).
In his first parliamentary term (2005–2010), Alexander was the Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions, the chief of staff to party leader, Nick Clegg, and Chair of the Liberal Democrat Manifesto Group (2007–2010).With the 2010 General Election producing a hung parliament, he was one of the four man Liberal Democrat negotiating team in the drawing up of the coalition document for the new Coalition Government with the Conservative Party. Alexander was initially appointed Secretary of State for Scotland, but at the end of May 2010, he was promoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, following the resignation of David Laws.He was knighted in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015.David Watts, Baron Watts
David Leonard Watts, Baron Watts (born 26 August 1951) is a British Labour Party politician who was Member of Parliament (MP) for St Helens North from 1997 to 2015, and Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party between 2012 and 2015. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Dawn Primarolo
Dawn Primarolo, Baroness Primarolo, (born 2 May 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Bristol South from 1987 until 2015, when she stood down. She was Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families at the Department for Children, Schools and Families from June 2009 to May 2010 and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 2010. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for political service. She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Don Foster, Baron Foster of Bath
Donald Michael Ellison Foster, Baron Foster of Bath, (born 31 March 1947) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who represented Bath, Somerset as its constituency MP from 1992 until 2015.
From October 2013 to May 2015 he held the ex officio title of Comptroller of the Household as Liberal Democrat Chief Whip. He was created Baron Foster of Bath, of Bath in the County of Somerset in the 2015 Dissolution Honours, becoming a member of the House of Lords.Douglas Hogg
Douglas Martin Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, Baron Hailsham of Kettlethorpe (born 5 February 1945) is a British politician and barrister. A member of the Conservative Party he served in the Cabinet as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1995 to 1997, and was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1979 to 2010.
The Daily Telegraph in 2009 exposed Hogg for claiming upwards of £2,000 of taxpayers' money so-called for the purposes of "cleaning the moat" of his country estate, Kettlethorpe Hall; thus he became one of the most prominent illustrations used by the media to portray the extent of the parliamentary expenses scandal, although it later emerged that Hogg had been encouraged by the House of Commons Fees Office (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's precursor) to submit equivalent en bloc expenses "so as to reduce admin". As a result of the negative publicity, Hogg did not seek re-election at the 2010 general election.
Aside from his hereditary peerage, he was made a life peer in the 2015 Dissolution Honours allowing him a seat in the House of Lords. As a member of the House of Lords he is styled Viscount Hailsham by parliamentary custom, the family title to which he succeeded in 2001.Liz Sugg, Baroness Sugg
Elizabeth Grace Sugg, Baroness Sugg, (born 2 May 1977) is a British Conservative politician and political adviser. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development on 23 April 2019. She served as Head of Operations at 10 Downing Street under the premiership of David Cameron.
Sugg graduated from Newcastle University. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2016 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours and was created Baroness Sugg, of Coldharbour in the London Borough of Lambeth, on 30 August 2016.She was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (and minister for aviation) on 27 October 2017 replacing Lord Callanan. She had previously been a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting).Lorely Burt
Lorely Jane Burt, Baroness Burt of Solihull (born 10 September 1954) is a British politician, who was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Solihull from 2005 to 2015. She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Malcolm Bruce
Malcolm Gray Bruce, Baron Bruce of Bennachie, (born 17 November 1944) is a British Liberal Democrat politician.
He was the Member of Parliament for Gordon from 1983 to 2015 and was the chairman of the International Development Select Committee from 2005 to 2015.
He was deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats from 28 January 2014. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours. He was also previously President of the Scottish Liberal Democrats until being succeeded by Councillor Eileen McCartin from 1 January 2016.Menzies Campbell
Walter Menzies Campbell, Baron Campbell of Pittenweem, (; born 22 May 1941), often known as Ming Campbell (Menzies being pronounced as Mingiss), is a British Liberal Democrat politician, advocate and former athlete. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Fife from 1987 to 2015 and was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2 March 2006 until 15 October 2007.Campbell held the British record for the 100 metres sprint from 1967–74, having run the distance in 10.2 seconds. He captained the Great Britain athletics team in 1965-66. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours. He has stated that he believes the House of Lords should be "mainly elected" and will continue to promote that idea "within the house itself."Paul Murphy, Baron Murphy of Torfaen
Paul Peter Murphy, Baron Murphy of Torfaen, KCMCO, KSG, PC (born 25 November 1948) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Torfaen from 1987 to 2015, and served in the Cabinet from 1999-2005 and again from 2007-2008 in the roles of Northern Irish and Welsh Secretary. Prior to joining the Cabinet he held the position of Minister of State for Northern Ireland from February 1997 until 1999. He was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.Rupert Harrison
Rupert Harrison, CBE (born 1 Nov 1978, São Paulo Brazil) is a British Economist and a Portfolio Manager at BlackRock. He was from 2006 to 2015 the Chief of Staff to George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the UK Treasury. In 2014 Harrison was said to be one of the most powerful people in the UK and to be the main reason why Osborne could be a "part time" Chancellor.Harrison was educated at Eton College (where he was head boy) and studied at Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he was awarded an Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. From 2002, he worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies before joining Osborne's team in 2006 and moving with him to the Treasury in 2010.
In his first year at Oxford he was in a band called Psychid with three other students. One of his tutors at Oxford was Stewart Wood, who went on to become an adviser to both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, and the two are apparently still friends.In June 2013 it was reported by Guido Fawkes in The Sun that Harrison delivered his son himself after the midwife was delayed, apparently earning him the nickname "safe hands Harrison".He obtained a PhD degree in Economics in 2007 from University College London entitled, Innovation and technology adoption and his academic research was published in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal and the Review of Economics and Statistics amongst others.In March 2014, he was the subject of the BBC Radio 4 Profile programme.In August 2015 Harrison joined the investment firm BlackRock where he is a Portfolio Manager and Chief Macro Strategist for Multi-Asset Strategies.He has written opinion pieces for the Financial Times and appears regularly as a commentator on TV and radio.He is the Chair of The Fore, a charity dedicated to funding small charities and social enterprises.Harrison was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015.Shaffaq Mohammed
Shaffaq Mohammed (born 21 July 1972) is a British politician, who has been the Liberal Democrats Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Yorkshire and the Humber since 2019.In the 2015 Dissolution Honours, Mohammed was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) "for political service" as a councillor on Sheffield City Council.Shaffaq Mohammed was born in Kashmir, Pakistan.He stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2016 Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election, where he finished third with 6.1% of the vote, saving the party's deposit, and pushing the Conservatives into fourth place.Sharon Bowles
Sharon Margaret Bowles, Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted (born 12 June 1953 in Oxford) is a Liberal Democrat politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South East England region of the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2014. She sat in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe grouping. She was educated at the independent Our Lady's Abingdon, the University of Reading and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
Bowles has been described as the most influential Briton in the development of European Union policy, and also as one of the top ten most influential regulators in the European Union, and most influential woman. She was short-listed to be Governor of the Bank of England in 2012.On 15 August 2014 she became a non executive director of The London Stock Exchange Group PLC and of its subsidiary The London Stock Exchange plc.
She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and was created Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted, of Bourne End in the County of Hertfordshire, on 23 October 2015.Tessa Jowell
Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell, (née Palmer; 17 September 1947 – 12 May 2018) was a British Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1997 to 2015, having previously been elected as the MP for Dulwich in 1992.
She held a number of major government ministerial positions, as well as opposition appointments, during this period. Her most senior position in Government was as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a post she held from 2001 to 2007. A member of both the Blair and Brown Cabinets, she was also Minister for the Olympics (2005–10) and Shadow Minister for the Olympics and Shadow Minister for London until September 2012, resigning after the London Olympic Games.
A Privy Counsellor from 1998, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2012. She stood down from the House of Commons at the 2015 general election.
She was nominated for life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours and was raised to the peerage as Baroness Jowell, of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth, on 27 October 2015. In September 2015, she was unsuccessful in seeking to be selected as the Labour Party's official candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election, coming second to Sadiq Khan in the contest of six candidates.
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