Boris Johnson rewards key allies in resignation honours list
By Joshua Nevett
Some of Boris Johnson's closest allies - including Priti Patel and Jacob Rees-Mogg - have been rewarded with peerages and other awards in the former PM's honours list.
Former secretaries of state Simon Clarke and Mr Rees-Mogg were knighted, while Ms Patel was made a dame.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey are among seven new peers.
No serving MPs were given peerages, avoiding by-elections for the Tories.
Former Conservative minister Nadine Dorries was not put forward for the House of Lords, despite speculation she would be on the published list.
Ms Dorries - who served as culture secretary under Mr Johnson - stood down as an MP "with immediate effect" just over an hour before the honours list was released.
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The long-awaited list, approved nine months after Mr Johnson resigned as prime minister, included 38 honours and seven peerages.