New Members join Lords

09 July 2010

Lord Davies of Stamford, Baroness Smith of Basildon and Lord Prescott introduced in the House of Lords.

Labour life Peers Lord Davies of Stamford, Baroness Smith of Basildon and Lord Prescott took their seats in the House of Lords following short introduction ceremonies at the beginning of business on Thursday 8 July.

These introductions are the latest to take place among new life Peers whose membership was announced in May.

The introduction ceremony must take place in the Lords Chamber before each new Member is able to take their seat in the House.

During the ceremony, new Members either swear an oath or solemnly affirm their allegiance to the Queen; they also sign an undertaking to abide by the House of Lords Code of Conduct.

Introductions earlier this week

The following Members were introduced in the Lords earlier this week:

Wednesday 7 July

Lord Willis of Knareborough, Liberal Democrat life Peer.

Tuesday 6 July

Lord McFall of Alcluith and Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, Labour life Peers; and Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise, Conservative life Peer.

Monday 5 July

Former Democratic Unionist Party leader Lord Bannside; and Labour life Peers Baroness Sherlock and Baroness Drake.

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