Ousted Lib Dems Vince Cable and Danny Alexander are due to get knighthoods in a move that will spark a fresh honours row.
The two former Coalition Cabinet ministers are believed to have rejected offers of peerages from ex-Deputy PM Nick Clegg in the dissolution honours list. ...
Two more of Mr Clegg's allies, former MP Annette Brooke and film producer Pippa Harris – a friend since his university days – will be given damehoods.
Mr Clegg also nominated Lib Dem donor Anthony Ullmann for a knighthood, sources claim.
Veteran politicians Sir Menzies Campbell and Sir Alan Beith are also tipped to be among up to 10 Lib Dems in line for peerages.