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Former nurse to take her seat in Lords

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A former nurse from Gloucestershire is among 22 new life peers announced by 10 Downing Street.

Carlyn Chisholm, 62, is currently a senior volunteer in the Conservative Party and co-chair of the Conservative Candidates Committee, but has a background in accident and emergency care.

She becomes one of a handful of peers that have previously worked in the nursing profession.

Former union official and nurse Lord Hector MacKenzie of Culkein was her most recent predecessor, entering the Lords in 1999.

The others are Baroness Audrey Emerton, who became a peer in 1997, and Baroness Caroline Cox, who gained her peerage in 1982. Both are cross-bench members of the Lords.

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