In August 2016, she was awarded a peerage under Cameron's resignation honour's list, amongst 13 other former personal and political aides.  Just three months later however, Cavendish stepped down from the House of Lords as a Conservative peer, in order to take up another job. She continues to sit in the chamber as a non-aligned member. 
Before entering journalism, Cavendish was an aid worker, consultant at McKinsey, CEO of the trust that rebuilt London's South Bank and an aide to Dame Majorie Scardino, the former CEO of Pearson Plc.
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