Boris Johnson ‘nominates father for a knighthood’ | Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has put his father, Stanley, forward for a knighthood as part of his resignation honours list, according to reports.
The Times reports that the former prime minister, who left office last September, has nominated Stanley Johnson for the honour. A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said: “We don’t comment on honours.”
The PA news agency has contacted Stanley Johnson for comment.
The paper said that the former prime minister’s list of nominations included up to 100 names and was “considerably longer” than that of his predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron. The list is currently going through Cabinet Office vetting.
Any honour for Stanley Johnson would raise questions for the former Conservative leader. He has previously faced accusations of cronyism in 2020, after he nominated his brother, Jo Johnson, for a peerage.
In 2021, senior Tory MP Caroline Nokes and a journalist publicly accused Stanley Johnson, a former MEP, of touching them at Conservative party conferences.
Nokes, chairwoman of the Commons’ women and equalities committee, accused him of forcefully smacking her on the bottom and making a vulgar comment at the Conservative party conference in 2003.
Stanley Johnson has denied the incidents, saying he had “no recollection of Caroline Nokes at all”.
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