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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

John Woodcock's peerage gazetted: Baron Walney

 _. The life barony conferred upon Mr John Zak Woodcock has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Walney, of the Isle of Walney in the County of Cumbria.

John Zak Woodcock (born 14 October 1978) is a British politician serving as the UK Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism, at the Home Office. 

He was previously the Member of Parliament (MP) for Barrow and Furness from 2010 to 2019 and before that worked as an aide to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

He was one of a number of opposition politicians ennobled in Boris Johnson's controversial Dissolution Honours list in 2020 after he urged voters to back the Conservatives in the 2019 General Election.

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