Two of the prominent businessmen who helped lead the charge against Labour\’s rise in national insurance have been nominated to become working peers by the Conservative party.
Simon Wolfson and Anthony Bamford were among the high-profile signatories to a letter supporting the Tory proposal to scrap the increase – a move that left Labour flatfooted and gave the Tories an early advantage at the start of the general election campaign.
The peerage nominations have been accepted by the appointments commission and will be announced imminently. But the disclosure is bound to raise questions over the party\’s continued interest in appointing prominent donors and supporters as working peers.
Prominent party supporters nominated for prominent party position.
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