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Martin Lewis Reveals He Was Turned Down For A Place In The House Of Lords

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Martin Lewis, known for his website MoneySavingExpert.com

Martin Lewis has revealed that his application to join the House of Lords was turned down after he was “honest” in the interview process.

Financial journalist Lewis has become a household name due to his cost-cutting advice over the years, but has gained further prominence recently due to his attempts to reduce the hike in energy prices with regulator Ofgem.

Speaking to BBC journalist and host of Political Thinking Nick Robinson, the Money Saving Expert explained that he “just got turned down again a couple of weeks ago” by the House of Lords appointment commission.

He explained: “I was much more annoyed the last time, because I did this really silly thing where I was honest in the interview.”

Lewis said he always wants “to be open and transparent”, although he admitted he “hadn’t spoken about it before” Robinson pressed him on it on Thursday.

Lewis explained that the Lords sits from around 3:00 until 10:00 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I said to them, look I need to be straight with you in terms of the hours I can give,” the Money Saving Expert said.

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