The current Labour leader of Newport council and a former Tory MP are to become peers after being included in Theresa May’s resignation honours list.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, nominated Debbie Wilcox, also leader of the Welsh Local Government Association ( WGLA), to become a Labour peer.
MP Byron Davies has also been nominated by Theresa May to join the House of Lords.
Councillor Wilcox is said to be recognised for her outstanding contribution to education and local government.
Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Presiding Officer said “this is fantastic news.”