BORIS Johnson has given former Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson a peerage in an honours list marking his first anniversary as Prime Minister.

Others included on the list are Sir Ian Botham, Ken Clarke, Philip Hammond, and Nigel Dodds.

Theresa May’s husband is also set to receive a knighthood.

It had been rumoured that Davidson would be included in the Tory leader’s list this week.

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The MSP led the Scottish Conservatives from 2011 to 2019. The Remain campaigner stepped down after Johnson became Tory leader last year, citing several political and personal reasons for the move.

The PM is said to be handing out peerages to Tory rebels and Remainers in a bid to heal divisions in the Conservative Party.

Clarke and Hammond were part of a group of rebels who voted to prevent a No-Deal Brexit last year, resulting in them being expelled from the party.

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Davidson's peerage comes after the man who replaced her, Jackson Carlaw, resigned suddenly yesterday.

Davidson will be representing the Scottish Tories at Holyrood during First Minister’s Questions until a new leader is elected.

Douglas Ross has declared he will run for the position. Though currently an MP for Moray, he said he would stand in next year’s Holyrood election if his bid is successful.