Criticism after reports Conservative MEP to be made a peer



Critics have condemned suggestions that the Conservative MEP Ian Duncan will be made a peer and brought into government as a “reward for failure” after he narrowly missed out on election as an MP.
Reports claim Mr Duncan will be given a seat in the House of Lords and made the junior Scotland Office minister, despite losing to the SNP incumbent by 21 votes in Perth and North Perthshire two weeks ago.
Party sources are said to be keen to use Mr Duncan’s experience of the EU, which has seen him lead the EU office for the Scottish Parliament and advise the Scottish Parliament European and... read more

 
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Source: Scotsman
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