Low to recommend peerages

John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, has been appointed to a commission in the House of Lords that recommends peerages.

John Low: 'privileged'
John Low: 'privileged'

Low was selected for the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

He joins Baroness Jane Campbell and Professor Dame Joan Higgins as one of the three new independent members chosen for the five-year term.

The commission was established in May 2000 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair to make recommendations for non-party political peerages. It is made up of the three independent members, a chair and three political appointments from the major parties.

"The House of Lords has always been important for the third sector, debating issues of special interest that may have been overlooked by the Government," Low said. "The opportunity to further shape the House, ensuring its position as an independent voice, is a real privilege."

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