Michelle Mone is to use her parliamentary privilege to marry her billionaire fiance in an exclusive chapel in Westminster.
The Glaswegian, who made her fortune in lingerie tycoon, was elevated to the House of Lords in 2015 by David Cameron during his final year in Downing Street.
But the self-styled Lady Mone of Mayfair’s patchy attendance record has drawn criticism, as did Mr Cameron’s decision to appoint her.
Now the 47-year-old is using her access to Westminster to host an elaborate wedding ceremony to businessman Doug Barrowman in the 13th century Chapel of St Mary Undercroft which is reserved for members of the Lords and House of Commons.
The pair are said to be taking over the nearby five-star Corinthia Hotel where a room costs nearly £1,000 per night.
One source told the Scottish Sun: “She has to go down in history as Baroness Brass Neck. Her attendance is so poor, one peer told me many in the chamber would fail to recognise her. Yet she exploits the privileges the House offers when it suits her.”
A spokeswoman for the businesswoman confirmed they would be getting hitched at the glitzy venue – and defended her attendance record at the Lords.
She said: “Lady Mone OBE & Mr Doug Barrowman will be getting married in The House of Lords church.
‘They have arranged to take over the incredible Corinthia Hotel for the weekend to celebrate with their family and friends.
“Baroness Mone has made every effort to attend the most important votes in the House of Lords and will continue to do.
“Baroness Mone hasn’t missed any two or three line whips. Her attendance in the House and voting record is publicly available.
“She does not hold a Government position and is not obligated to attend. As with all other Peers who are not Ministers or office holders, she does not receive a salary and gives her allowance to charity.
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Mr Gordon, who announced his acquisition of Sir Tom Farmer’s majority holding last week, has been enjoying Wimbledon where he managed to meet up with none other than Sir Andy Murray.
Judy Murray tweeted a photo of the pair, saying the Peru-born US-based businessman was there to “check out two of the club’s fans”. She didn’t say who was the other one.
The Scottish tennis star is taking part at only his second tournament after undergoing hip surgery following the Australian Open in January.
Mr Gordon, a lifelong football fan, is the grandson of an Aberdeenshire man who emigrated to South America.