Stuart Rose takes House of Lords seat

Stuart Rose

Stuart Rose

First published in In brief

A FORMER Bootham School pupil who went on to run Marks & Spencer is among 22 new peers announced by the Government.

Stuart Rose will take a seat in the House of Lords on the Conservative benches alongside football boss and Apprentice TV show star Karren Brady.

Sir Stuart, who worked his way up from a management trainee to head Britain’s biggest High Street fashion retailer, has been advising the Government since February on how to turn round failing NHS hospitals.

Other new working peers include former MEP and EastEnders actor Michael Cashman, who will become a Labour peer.

There are 12 new Tory peers, three new Labour ones, six Liberal Democrats and one DUP member of the Lords, taking the total number of peers to 796, compared with 650 MPs in the House of Commons.

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