A former Labour MP for Workington has been nominated for a peerage by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Sue Hayman, who served as MP for the constituency between 2015 and 2020, is on the list of 36 people named for a peerage yesterday.

A leaked document had already indicated that Mrs Hayman could be in line for a peerage.

Outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's selections for the forthcoming dissolution honours list were leaked to the Sunday Times in January.

Mrs Hayman was Shadow Environment Secretary until she lost her seat in December.

Boris Johnson also nominated his brother Jo Johnson, his chief strategic adviser Sir Edward Lister and several Tory grandees for peerages, while a suite of Brexiteers are also set for the Lords.

Philip May, husband of Theresa May, Boris Johnson's predecessor in Downing Street, is also destined for a knighthood.

Ex-England cricket player and Brexit supporter Sir Ian Botham, newspaper owner Evgeny Lebedev and former leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson will also head to the House of Lords.

The 36-strong peerage list includes former MPs who rebelled against the Labour position to back Brexit, including Kate Hoey, Ian Austin, Frank Field and Gisela Stuart.

But Mr Johnson did pick Conservative former chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond for peerages, after he stripped them from the Tory whip after they defied him over Brexit.