John Nash and his wife have donated almost £300,000 to the Conservative party since David Cameron became Tory leader.
In 2013 David Cameron gave Nash a seat in the House of Lords and immediately made him a government minister with responsibility for overseeing the development of the new national curriculum. This is a classic example of the anti-democratic nature of the House of Lords. If the Prime Minister of the day wants to appoint one of his cronies as a government minister, there is no need to seek any kind of electoral approval, the guy can just be parachuted into the House of Lords and appointed a government minister. Do we really want to see party donors parachuted into the House of Lords and gifted responsibility for deciding what our kids are taught in school?