Apprentice star Karren Brady becomes peer

Friday August 8, 2014

It was announced on Thursday morning that Karren Brady is to become a Conservative peer.

The Apprentice star and high-flying businesswoman has been invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to join the House of Lords as a Conservative peer, and it is believed she could be offered a ministerial position.

Karren, 45, is one of 22 new peers in the now 800-strong House of Lords. Other newly appointed peers include former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose and EastEnders actor Michael Cashman, a new Labour peer.

Karren has not only worked as an aide to Labour peer and Apprentice boss Sir Alan Sugar, but is also vice-chairman of West Ham football club. It is believed she has been offered at least six Conservative safe seats in the lead-up to the 2015 elections.

  • <
  • Apprentice star Karren Brady becomes peer

  • >
  • 1 of 2

Most Read Stories

follow us on

Featured content

Red Carpet

All the latest news and pictures from the red carpet

Jennifer Lawrence

The latest news and pictures of the hot young Hollywood actress and star of Silver Linings Playbook