Rishi Sunak may block Boris Johnson’s peerages | News

Rishi Sunak is considering blocking Boris Johnson’s plan to elevate four Conservative MPs and loyal supporters to the House of Lords.

The former prime minister used his resignation honours list to nominate the former cabinet ministers Nadine Dorries, Nigel Adams and Alok Sharma, and Alister Jack, the Scotland secretary, to the Lords. They would defer taking their peerages until after the next election.

However, experts have warned that this would have wide-ranging constitutional implications. Last week the government confirmed its view that MPs could not be members of both Houses simultaneously.

In the Lords, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, a Cabinet Office minister, was asked whether the government would allow deferred peerages for sitting MPs.

She said: “It is a common-law principle that members of the House

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