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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

James Wharton's life peerage has been gazetted

 _. The barony conferred for life upon former Conservative MP James Wharton, has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Wharton of Yarm, of Yarm in the County of North Yorkshire.

James Stephen Wharton, Baron Wharton of Yarm (born 16 February 1984) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for his home constituency of Stockton South from the 2010 general election, until the 2017 general election. 

James Wharton was appointed Minister for the Northern Powerhouse after his re-election in 2015 and moved to a ministerial position in the Department for International Development by Theresa May in 2016. 

He was recommended for a life peerage in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours.


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