Former Ealing MP may get peerage

Image above: Angie Bray (second right) campaigning with Boris Johnson in 2015

Daily Telegraph reports former MP is on Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list

Angie Bray, the former MP for Ealing Central and Acton, looks set to receive a peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list.

Her name appears in a list of likely nominees published by Ben Riley-Smith, the Daily Telegraph’s political correspondent. Riley-Smith admits the list will likely be subject to last minute changes but while there are a number of controversial people on the list, such as the Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre, Angie Bray’s inclusion is not likely to attract controversy.

After a career in broadcasting, Angie joined Conservative Central Office and was a press officer for John Major’s 1990 leadership campaign. The 68-year-old worked closely with Boris Johnson when he was Mayor and she was the Member of the London Assembly for West Central from 2000 to 2008.

She became the MP for the local seat in 2010 before being defeated by Rupa Huq in 2015, despite strong support from Johnson during her campaign.

As a serving MP she lost her position as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude for voting against a coalition government Bill on reforming the House of Lords.

Johnson’s list was originally expected to be published last month, but is now expected over the coming days or weeks. There is no fixed timetable for the announcement of resignation honours.

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