The Prime Minister hopes that by getting Brexit-backing peers into the chamber, he will be able to get legislation pushed through the House of Lords. Those touted for positions, according to the Daily Telegraph, include lawyers, trade specialists and environmental gurus. It is believed Mr Johnson will attempt to install these peers before pushing through his Brexit bill in the comping weeks.
Names already rumoured for positions include ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith, trade expert Shanker Singham and Brexit lawyer Martin Howe QC.
Also under consideration is Johnny Leavesley – who is chair of the Conservatives’ Midlands Industrial Council donor group.
The news has come after former Tory MP Nicky Morgan was offered a peerage to continue her work in Parliament.
A party source said: “It is being discussed in Downing Street.
“It’s time now to take the Lords on at its own game.
“They need more people in there to make the case for Brexit.
“Martin Howe’s name is in the frame, as is Shanker’s.
“They are looking to promote people of real talent who haven’t stood for election but whose expertise and specialist knowledge could prove invaluable when it comes to passing Brexit-related legislation.”
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It comes as Lib Dem MPs suffered a fresh wave of embarrassment after the photograph of their elected members of Parliament was roundly savaged online.
The Lib Dems, led by former leader Jo Swinson, endured a humiliating general election and remain with 12 MPs.
Taking to Twitter, a BBC reporter took a picture of the new batch of MPs as they stood outside Parliament.
The caption read: “A low profile event – the new Lib Dem family photo.”
But the picture sparked hilarious comments from those on Twitter, who savaged the party.