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Bob Geldof to get seat in House of Lords

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Washington (ANI): Singer Bob Geldof is all set to get a seat in the U.K. parliament's House of Lords as a reward for his 25-year crusade to end world poverty. In 1985, a year after helping to organise charity concert Live Aid, the ex 'Boomtown Rats' singer was awarded an honorary knighthood.

Geldof staged a similar event, Live 8, in 2005. Other than that his involvement in various philanthropic activities have earned him a life peerage from Queen Elizabeth II, who has included the rocker in her Birthday Honours list in June (09).

The Irish-born singer is eligible for the accolade because he now has London as his residence. "His achievements are second to none and his ability to highlight important campaigns is admirable. He'll be a fantastic ambassador for the House of Lords," Contactmusic quoted a source as telling British tabloid The People.

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