New Members of the Lords announced

05 October 2010

The independent House of Lords Appointments Commission announced on 5 October that two non-party political Peers will join the House of Lords and sit as Crossbench Members of the House.

New Members who will join the House of Lords

  • Professor Peter Hennessy, an expert in contemporary British history
  • Professor Sheila Hollins, a psychiatrist whose work has focused on the mental and physical health of people with learning disabilities

The new Members will join the House of Lords at a later date, and their titles will also be decided at a later date.

Further information

The House of Lords Appointments Commission is an independent, non-statutory advisory body set up by the Prime Minister to make recommendations for non-party-political peerages.

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