The House of Lords will elect its next Lord Speaker on 13 July. The result will be announced on 18 July.
The Lord Speaker is elected for a term of five years. The new Lord Speaker will be the second in the House of Lords’ history after the post was established in 2006.
The new Lord Speaker will take up post on 1 September.
The Speaker of the House of Lords – the Lord Speaker, chairs daily business in the Chamber and is an ambassador for the work of the House.
The current Lord Speaker is Baroness Hayman, who was elected as the first Lord Speaker in July 2006. Baroness Hayman announced her intention not to seek re-election on 9 May 2011.
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