Lawrence Ward (Serjeant at Arms)

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Lawrence Ward (born 1968) is the current Serjeant at Arms of the British House of Commons and as such is responsible for its security and order.

Early life[edit]

Ward was born in 1968.[1] He left school at 15.[2] At 16, he joined the two-year Youth Training Scheme as a postal cadet at the Royal Mail.[3]


At 18, he joined the management programme of Royal Mail,[3] and became a supervisor.[2] In 1997, Ward was appointed postmaster for the House of Commons.[3]

Ward was appointed Assistant Serjeant at Arms in 2008. In November 2011, he was appointed acting Deputy Serjeant at Arms. He has served as Serjeant at Arms of the British House of Commons since 1 May 2012.[4]


  1. ^ Glover, Mark (11 July 2012). "Trevor’s triumph". My Royal Mail. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The work of the Serjeant at Arms". Parliament Education Service. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Grew, Tony (17 May 2012). "Lawrence Ward: Stepping into the breeches". The House Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Serjeant at Arms appointed". Parliamentary business. Parliament.UK. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Naworynsky (acting)
Serjeant at Arms of the British House of Commons
2012 - present