BORIS Johnson has appointed 36 new peers to the House of Lords, including Brexit campaigners, two former Tory chancellors and ex-Wantage MP Ed Vaizey.

Mr Vaizey was made a lord by the PM in a 'Dissolution Peerages' list unveiled on Friday evening.

On the list it said: "The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring the following Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life.”

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The honour means Mr Vaizey will be a lord but his children will not inherit the title.

Mr Vaizey was the Wantage MP for 14 years before standing down ahead of the general election in December last year.

At the time he said he was taking a step back from politics to 'focus his energies' on the arts and technology industries instead.

From 2010 until 2016 he had also served as minister for culture, communications and creative industries.

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In November he tweeted his resignation letter to the Prime Minister using the hashtag #Vexit – a play on Britain's exit from the European Union.

Mr Vaizey was the longest-serving Conservative MP in Oxfordshire having stood for the party since 2005.

In September he had the whip removed leaving him to sit as independent MP until it was restored.