Marking my fifth year in office

Guest Contributor

When the position of Lord Speaker was created in 2006, it was clear that the House was cautious about the Speaker’s role in the Chamber, but enthusiastic about the representative and ambassadorial aspects of the job. Alongside my procedural, domestic committee and security responsibilities, I have, therefore, made building a sustainable programme of external engagement, particularly with young people, a high priority during my term of office.

I have been very well supported by Members during my term of office, including all those who have taken part in outreach initiatives including Peers in Schools and the Lords of the Blog themselves, and I’m very grateful to them and to all of you also. I thought you might be interested in seeing my last annual letter to all Members and my You Tube video below.

Best wishes


2 comments for “Marking my fifth year in office

  1. tory boy
    18/07/2011 at 12:51 pm

    A great start in the role of the Lords Speaker, you shall be a very hard act to follow.

  2. Twm O'r Nant
    18/07/2011 at 1:14 pm

    The noble baroness was most courteous to me when I spoke( slightly out of order) from the Hon gentlemen’s bench 18 months ago.

    Thank you, and have many happy days of greater leisure!

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