Peerage

Former general secretary had previously turned down nomination by Jeremy Corbyn.
Authorities warn former speaker against publicly naming parliamentary staff in his autobiography without their permission.
David Leakey, who served as the senior Commons official, claims Bercow would be "jumping up and down".
Let's go back to the beginning. Recipients of honours should be exceptional people who have made an outstanding contribution to the UK and in doing so have set an example for the rest of us to follow. It isn't enough to be good at what you do, there has to be some sense of giving back to your community as well.
Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward
The admission by former Liberal Democrat Party Treasurer Lord Razzall, that he was offered cash for peerages "several times a year" over a period of twelve years but failed to report any of these criminal offences threatens to take the lid back off one Westminster's most unseemly and nocuous can of worms of recent decades: cash for honours.
Just as Black History Month draws to a close, I speak with the charmingly committed Sentain about why the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is a charity with a difference, why providing young people with relevant skills holds the key to their future and the trust's famously effective collaboration with the business world. 
So Doreen Lawrence is to be made a Baroness? As I write this I notice that the news hasn't been covered in the broadsheets so I am stating a caveat now, that I am still going to discuss this even though it may turn out to be a spurious sound bite. After all there has been no official announcement either by the Labour party among whom she would sit.
Doreen Lawrence is to be given a seat in the House of Lords, 20 years after the murder of her son Stephen in a racist attack