The long awaited list of new working peers has just been announced on the Number 10 website.
Looking down the Tory list there are a number of names which will bring on a few cheers within the party, especially the wonderful Alistair Cooke, who is the Tory Party equivalent of a national treasure. I would also congratulate Richard Spring, Sir Patrick Cormack, Michael Dobbs and Anne Jenkin, who I would all count as friends. I'm also pleased to see Howard Flight on the list as he was appallingly treated back in 2005.
My one negative comment on the list is that it contains a number of names who I just can't see turning up much. Does anyone seriously think Michael Grade will turn up for votes?
And an amusing conundrum for the former Deputy Speaker of the Commons Michael Lord. Does he now become Lord Lord? :)