Rishi Sunak approves Boris Johnsons resignation honours list
Rishi Sunak has approved Boris Johnsons resignation honours list of peerages and other awards for his allies, despite continuing police and parliamentary inquiries into the former prime minister over Partygate.
The prime minister granted the list, nine months after Johnson left office, following a lengthy vetting process that led to the removal of several names, including that of Johnsons father, Stanley, who was put forward for a knighthood.
Sunak also left two current MPs, Nadine Dorries and Alok Sharma, off the list of peerages in order to avoid potentially disastrous byelections for the Conservatives. But Dorries, the former culture secretary, announced earlier on Friday that she was standing down as an MP with immediate effect.