Boris Johnson’s former deputy becomes life peer

PUBLISHED: 17:07 18 March 2020 | UPDATED: 17:11 18 March 2020

Boris Johnson walks along Goldhawk Road in Shepherd's Bush with Stephen Greenhalgh. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA.

Boris Johnson walks along Goldhawk Road in Shepherd's Bush with Stephen Greenhalgh. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA.

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Boris Johnson’s former deputy as London mayor has been made a life peer to serve in government.

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Stephen Greenhalgh will become a minister of state at both the Home Office and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Downing Street confirmed.

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Greenhalgh served as deputy mayor of London for policing and crime between 2012 and 2016, when the now-Prime Minister headed City Hall.

He was previously the leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council in the capital.


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Sir Gerald Grimstone, who has served as the chairman of Barclays and Standard Life Aberdeen, has also been made a life peer, and appointed a minister of state at the Departments for International Development and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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