Nick Clegg announces new Liberal Democrat peers
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Six new Liberal Democrat peers will enter the House of Lords, it has been announced.
The new peers are:
Chris Fox - Director of Group Communications for GKN; and former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.
Cllr David Goddard - elected Member of Stockport Metropolitan Council (Liberal Democrat); former Leader of Stockport Council; former Member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority; and former Non-Executive Director of Manchester International Airport.
Cllr Barbara Janke - elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and former Leader of Bristol City Council; and former teacher.
Cllr Kath Pinnock - elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and former Leader of Kirklees Council.
Paul Scriven - managing partner for Scriven Consulting; former elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and Leader of Sheffield City Council; and former senior NHS manager.
Cllr Dr Julie Smith - elected Member of Cambridge City Council; Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Cambridge University; and Fellow of Robinson College.
Announcing the peers, Nick said:
"Our new peers highlight the campaigning heartbeat of our party, standing up for their local areas and championing the Liberal Democrat cause to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society.
"I am delighted to welcome them all to our Parliamentary team.
"I know that every new peer on this list will make a valuable contribution to British politics, the House of Lords and the Liberal Democrat team in Westminster. Along with their Liberal Democrat colleagues, I am sure they will take up the mantle of being committed reformers and continue to make the case for a smaller and more democratic upper chamber."