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Theresa May Accused Of 'Cynical' Ploy To Bury News Of New Tory Lords Under Royal Wedding

Theresa May has appointed nine new Conservative members of the House of Lords and handed another peerage to her DUP allies.Jeremy Corbyn has also given seats in the Lords to former Labour general secretary Iain McNicol and veteran anti-racism campaigner Martha Osamor.With 244 members of the Lords, the Conservatives Party has the most peers.However the government does not have a majority in the 780 member chamber and has suffered a series of damaging defeats on its Brexit legislation over the past few weeks.The new appointments will not shift balance in...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Friday, 18 May