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    Rishi Sunak approves list of Boris Johnson awards

    Sunak is ready to accept the list in a few weeks. Photo: Getty Images, North America. later this year as he prepares to sign Boris Johnson's list of awards.

    The PM will green-light his predecessor's list over the next few weeks, according to The Times.

    < p>Mr. Johnson is ready to hand over the peerages to Nadine Dorris, his former minister of culture, and Alok Sharma, former president of COP26.

    The couple is expected to step down to take their seats in the Lords before the next election. provoking a by-election in the fall.

    Mr Sharma has been MP for Reading West since 2010 but has won a narrow majority of 4,117 votes, and his seat is a key target for Sir Keir Starmer.

    < p>Mid Bedfordshire, represented by Ms Dorries since 2005, is a safer constituency but could still be vulnerable to a Labor landslide.

    Johnson initially nominated two other allies, former Minister Nigel Adams and current Secretary of Scotland Alistair Jack, to his ticket.

    The original plan was for the quartet to remain as MPs until the next election and then take their seats in the upper house.

    But the House of Lords Appointments Committee, which reviews peers, said they should resign when they received their honors.

    It advised the cabinet that four were would be “constitutionally unacceptable” to wait out his mandates in the House of Commons.

    Mr Adams has previously described proposals that he would step down as “complete nonsense” and The Times reported that Mr Jack will also remain in the Commons.

    The approval of Mr Johnson's list of awards has been delayed, reportedly causing tension between him and Mr Sunak.

    There have even been speculations that No. 10 could block the list entirely, but Mr. Sunak is said to have agreed that outgoing prime ministers have the right to nominate candidates.

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