Alister Jack nominated for a peerage by Boris Johnson
Alister Jack is reportedly in line for a peerage after being nominated by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
It is unclear whether the Scottish Secretary will defer his peerage until the next election, or if this will trigger a by-election.
A spokesperson for Jack said he is “absolutely committed to representing his constituents”.
Johnson is said to have nominated another three MPs: Nadine Dorries, former culture secretary, Alok Sharma, ex-COP26 president, and Nigel Adams, former Cabinet Office minister. He has also reportedly nominated two of his political advisers, Ross Kempsell, 30, and Charlotte Owen, believed to be in her late twenties, who would become two of the youngest life peers in history.
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray MP said: “With Labour ready to replace this rotten Tory government, it’s little wonder that ministers are desperately looking for an escape route.
“But if Tory politicians had any confidence in their shameful record they would stand in front of the people and defend it in a general election now.”