Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire, has been nominated for a peerage by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

If the nomination is approved, Dorries will become a member of the House of Lords. She would have to give up her seat in the House of Commons as people cannot sit in both houses at once.

However, she is not expected to take her place in the Lords anytime soon. Johnson has requested that the peerages come around the time of the next General Election, to avoid by-elections taking place in Conservative-held constituencies.

Dorries is one of 20 people named by Johnson as part of his resignation honours list.

She is one of Johnson's biggest supporters, and called for him to become Prime Minister again in last month's Conservative party leadership contest.

Dorries has recently been in trouble with the cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which published a report suggesting that claims made to them by the Mid Beds MP were untrue.

Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor has recently been named Baroness of Stevenage and will sit in the House of Lords, after being nominated by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.