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To the one as well as to the other, she meant election as deputy, resulting, for the noble, in the peerage, for the purveyor, in a receiver-generalship.
He is thirty-three years old; I looked in the Peerage.
The Conservatives said that the peerage was in recognition of his role in the Scottish referendum.
He had made the claim in a letter to the then prime minister Tony Blair in 2000 as he sought to secure the peerage.
The peerage was granted - but the pledge was never honoured.
Because of the agitation, Sir James was forced, with the utmost reluctance, to refuse the peerage.
He entered the Commons in 1955, and was on the front bench in opposition or government from 1958 until elevated to the peerage in 1983.