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Geldof voted the 'people's peer'
Bob Geldof
Geldof organised the Band Aid recordings
Listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme have voted Bob Geldof the person they would most like to be made a member of the House of Lords.

He won 36% of listeners' votes to be put forward to the House of Lords Appointment Commission, which selects independent "people's peers".

The former Boomtown Rats singer organised the Band Aid recordings.

And, during 1985's Live Aid concert, he urged people to "give us your money" to help victims of the famine in Ethiopia.

Geldof is out of the country at the moment - but Today plans to interview him for Tuesday's programme to find out what he would do if he did become a member of the House of Lords.

Thousands of listeners took part in the poll.

Second place went to Sikh Messenger editor Inderjit Singh.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh, the founder of the Kids Company, which helps under-privileged children in London, came third.


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