Dame Louise Casey to get peerage

By Heather Jameson | 31 July 2020

Dame Louise Casey has been nominated to sit in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer in the latest list released today.

Number ten’s homeless adviser, who spearheaded the programme to take the homeless off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, said she was ‘truly honoured’ by the nomination.

‘I accept it on behalf of all those I have worked with across 30 years of public and charitable service.

‘I am determined to use this platform to continue to champion the interests of the poor, the left behind and those without a voice, to hold governments of any colour to account, and to speak without fear or favour on the issues that matter,’ she added.

The MJ columnist and director of the Institute of Ideas, Claire Fox, was also nominated for a peerage, as was the Prime Minister’s adviser, Sir Edward Udny-Lister.

Sir Edward was previously deputy mayor of London and leader of Wandsworth LBC. He was nominated by the Prime Minister, alongside former Kensington and Chelsea RLBC councillor Daniel Moylan.

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