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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Patrick McLoughlin's life peerage has been gazetted ...

 _. The life peerage awarded to the former Conservative MP Patrick McLoughlin has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron McLoughlin, of Cannock Chase in the County of Staffordshire, 8 September, 2020.

Patrick Allen McLoughlin, Baron McLoughlin CH PC (born 30 November 1957) is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he first became the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Derbyshire following the 1986 by-election. The constituency became the Derbyshire Dales for the 2010 general election; McLoughlin remained the seat's MP until 2019. As a former miner, he is one of the few Conservative MPs to have been a manual worker before being elected to Parliament. On 4 September 2012, he was appointed Secretary of State for Transport. On 14 July 2016, he became Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, under the new administration of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May. He resigned as Chairman on 8 January 2018 and was succeeded by Brandon Lewis.

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