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Carney clears five-year residency hurdle to open the way to become British citizen - and potentially a lord

Mark Carney is set to gain British citizenship in the coming months, potentially opening the way for him to be given a peerage and enter the House of Lords.
The Governor of the Bank of England has now been resident in the UK for five years and has been given indefinite leave to remain in the country.
He has also passed his citizenship test, but formal approval for citizenship is expected to take several more months.
His predecessor as Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, was given a knighthood and then a peerage.
Carney clears five-year residency hurdle to open the way to become British citizen - and potentially a lord

Mr Carney's predecessor Lord King was given his peerage in 2013 and is pictured here joining the Order of the Garter in 2014
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TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters
Mr Carney was initially appointed for a five-year term in charge of the Bank, but extended it to six years following the Brexit vote and has this week agreed to stay for an additional...
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