Boris Johnson has put his father forward for a knighthood on his resignation honors list, it has been reported.
The former prime minister, who left office last September, has nominated Stanley Johnson for the honour, The Times newspaper said.
stanley johnsona former MEP, was among as many as 100 names put forward by mr johnson for Cabinet Office vetting,
A spokesperson for the former Conservative leader said: “We don’t comment on honors.”
Any honor for Stanley Johnson would raise questions about Mr Johnson’s use of the honors system to reward family members with titles.
He faced accusations of cronyism in 2020 after he nominated his brother Jo Johnson, a former minister, for a peerage in 2020. He is now Lord Johnson of Marylebone.
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In 2021, senior Tory MP Caroline Nokes and a journalist publicly accused Stanley Johnson of touching them at Conservative party conferences.
Ms Nokes, chairwoman of the Commons’ women and equalities committee, accused Stanley Johnson of forcefully smacking her on the backside and making a vulgar comment at the Conservative Party conference in 2003.
Stanley Johnson said after that he had “no collection” of either incident.