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life peer

Brit a peer whose title lapses at his death
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But later, public prosecutors said Levy couldn't be charged because, although giving or receiving cash in return for life peerage is a criminal offence, it is hard to prove that connection.
But he said the Tories would try to block law changes that would allow him to give up his life peerage to be an MP.
This will mean using the title 'Lady Kinnock' - something she chose not to do when her husband received a life peerage in 2005.
Other than that his involvement in various philanthropic activities have earned him a life peerage from Queen Elizabeth II, who has included the rocker in her Birthday Honours list in June (09).
By custom these days the English archbishops and occasionally other bishops reappear after retirement on being granted a life peerage. Scottish Representative Peers were not life peers.
Oh yes, and a seat in parliament, a life peerage, chairmanship of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and a vice-presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations - indeed!Partaking in the Olympic Games, even winning a gold medal, does not guarantee fame and fortune.
It is, of course, Sir Winston Churchill, who was offered a life peerage by the king for his war leadership and inspired speeches, but refused, a truly remarkable man.
One of the Labour donors caught up in the cash-for-honours controversy last night admitted discussing receiving a life peerage with the party's chief fundraiser.
Given a life peerage in 1996, Lord Hussey steered the corporation through a period when it was criticised for its perceived left-wing bias.
His role within the Labour Party was equally prominent as he served a tenure as chairman in 1991-92 and as general secretary from 1994-1998 before accepting his life peerage.
1970 - Sir Laurence Olivier was given a life peerage.
According to Debrett's Complete Peerage, 1990 edition, and Whitaker's Almanac, 2003 edition, there is no Lord Goring, either as a hereditary peer, courtesy title or life peerage. This Lord Goring simply does not exist.