20 July 2016: |
Recently issued photograph of the retiring Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness D'Souza with her deputy Speakers.
Lord Fowler has been appointed as the next Speaker of the House of Lords following the election that took place on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
Lord Fowler is the third elected Lord Speaker since the post was established in 2006, the first being Baroness Hayman.
Lord Fowler succeeds Baroness D’Souza and will take up the post on 1 September 2016. He will preside over a sitting of the House of Lords for the first time on 5 September 2016.