Friday, October 02, 2020

Philip Hammond's life peerage has been gazetted

_. The life peerage awarded to former chancellor Philip Hammond in Boris Johnson's Dissolution Honours list has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Hammond of Runnymede, of Runnymeade in the County of Surrey, 30 September, 2020.

Philip Hammond, Baron Hammond of Runnymede, PC, (born 4 December 1955) is a British former Conservative Party politician who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019 under Prime Minister Theresa May. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Runnymede and Weybridge from 1997 to 2019. Hammond had the Conservative whip removed in September 2019 for voting against Boris Johnson's government and subsequently sat as an independent MP, though he remains a member of the party. On 5 November 2019 he announced he would not stand for re-election in the December general election.


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