Former England cricket captain Ian Botham will be made a lord by the Prime Minister later this month. Boris Johnson is planning to reward Brexiteers with a batch of new peers that will be announced around the anniversary of him moving into Downing Street. As well as the legendary all-rounder there will be a number of Brexit-supporting politicians elevated to the House of Lords including ex-Labour MPs Gisela Stuart and Frank Field. Some Conservative Remainers will also be honoured with former Chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond alongside former culture minister Ed Vaizey. Former England cricket captain and Brexiteer Sir Ian Botham is set to be made a lord by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this month on the anniversary of Johnson’s arrival into Downing Street The legendary cricketer, who’s nicknamed Beefy and has raised £10m for leukaemia charities, was knighted in 2007 by the Queen. he played 102 Tests for England from 1974 to 1993 Sir Ian Botham took 383 wickets, which remains an English record, and scored 5,200 runs All three whom had the Tory whip withdrawn last year after trying to stop Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal, reported The Times. In his 15-year-long England career Sir Ian scored more than… Read full this story
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