Lord Fowler was elected by Lords members as the third Lord Speaker on 8 June 2016 and took office on 1 September 2016.
He succeeded Baroness D’Souza, the second elected Lord Speaker. He will take his place on the Woolsack to oversee proceedings in the Lords chamber on 5 September 2016. He entered the House of Lords in 2001.
Photo: House of Lords 2016 / Roger Harris