List of elected hereditary peers under the House of Lords Act 1999

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This is a list of hereditary peers elected to serve in the House of Lords under the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999 and the Standing Orders of the House of Lords. Aside from the Earl Marshal (the Duke of Norfolk) and the person performing the office of Lord Great Chamberlain (currently the Marquess of Cholmondeley), all hereditary peers not also created life peers must be elected by other peers. Peers are either elected to serve as deputy speakers by all sitting members of House of Lords or are elected by one of four party groupings of hereditary peers sitting in the House.

The House of Lords Act 1999 excluded all peers sitting by virtue of a hereditary peerage except for the two royal office holders and 90 peers to be chosen as provided by the House of Lords. The House determined that the 90 would be divided as follows: 15 deputy speakers, 42 Conservatives, 28 Crossbenchers, three Liberal Democrats, and two Labour. The deputy speakers were chosen by all members of the House, and the other peers by hereditary peers of the appropriate political grouping.

The initial elections took place before the House of Lords Act took effect; therefore, all hereditary peers were able to take part in those elections. For a period beginning at the end of the 1998/99 session of parliament and ending with the first session of the following parliament, vacancies were to be filled by runners up in those initial elections. Two Crossbench peers, the Lord Cobbold and the Lord Chorley, returned to the House of Lords this way. Since then, vacancies among the deputy speakers have been filled through by-election, with all members of the House of Lords entitled to vote. For vacancies in the party groupings, only hereditary peers of that group sitting in the House of Lords may vote in the ensuing by-election.

Deputy speakers elected by the whole House[edit]

Hereditary peer   Party First sat Elected Replacing Died
Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar Cross Bench 1975 1999
David Kenworthy, 11th Baron Strabolgi Labour 1953 1999 24 December 2010
Rodney Elton, 2nd Baron Elton Conservative 1973 1999
Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell Conservative 1960 1999
Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 7th Baron Skelmersdale Conservative 1973 1999
Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare Conservative 1957 1999 23 January 2005
Michael Brougham, 5th Baron Brougham and Vaux Conservative 1967 1999
Lucius Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland
Joined Crossbenches in 2011[1]
Liberal Democrats 1984 1999
Anthony Hamilton-Smith, 3rd Baron Colwyn Conservative 1966 1999
George Makgill, 13th Viscount of Oxfuird Conservative 1986 1999 3 January 2003
Hugh Mackay, 14th Lord Reay Conservative 1963 1999 10 May 2013
Euan Geddes, 3rd Baron Geddes Conservative 1975 1999
David Simon, 3rd Viscount Simon Labour 1993 1999
Robert Methuen, 7th Baron Methuen Liberal Democrats 1994 1999 9 July 2014
Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill Cross Bench 1973 1999 23 April 2011
Nicholas Lowther, 2nd Viscount Ullswater
(left house in 1999)
Conservative 1966 1 April 2003 George Makgill, 13th Viscount of Oxfuird
John Dawson Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles
(left house in 1999)
Conservative 1999 4 April 2005 Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare
David Pollock, 3rd Viscount Hanworth
(left house in 1999)
Labour 1996 22 March 2011 David Kenworthy, 11th Baron Strabolgi
Charles Colville, 5th Viscount Colville of Culross Cross Bench 2011 20 July 2011 Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill
James Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick Conservative 2013 17 July 2013 Hugh Mackay, 14th Lord Reay

Elected by the Conservative hereditary peers[edit]

Hereditary peer First Sat Elected Replacing Died
Robert Shirley, 13th Earl Ferrers 1954 1999 13 November 2012
Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde 1986 1999
David Trefgarne, 2nd Baron Trefgarne 1962 1999
Bertram Bowyer, 2nd Baron Denham 1948 1999
Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft 1987 1999
Frederick Curzon, 7th Earl Howe 1984 1999
Ivon Moore-Brabazon, 3rd Baron Brabazon of Tara 1974 1999
Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness 1969 1999
Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley 1977 1999
Simon Arthur, 4th Baron Glenarthur 1976 1999
John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever 1984 1999
William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor 1972 1999
James Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown 1975 1999
William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel
(Sits as a Crossbencher)[2]
1969 1999
Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan 1997 1999
John Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee 1992 1999
Giles Goschen, 4th Viscount Goschen 1986 1999
James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose 1992 1999
Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham 1993 1999 1 January 2005
Nicholas Vivian, 6th Baron Vivian 1991 1999 28 February 2004
David Carnegie, 14th Earl of Northesk 1994 1999 28 March 2010
John Palmer, 4th Earl of Selborne 1971 1999
Robin Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman 1982 1999
Arthur Lawson Johnston, 3rd Baron Luke 1996 1999
James Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay 1989 1999
Ralph Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas 1991 1999
Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu 1947 1999
David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home 1995 1999
Robin Dixon, 3rd Baron Glentoran 1995 1999
Michael Onslow, 7th Earl of Onslow 1971 1999 14 May 2011
James Dugdale, 2nd Baron Crathorne 1977 1999
David Verney, 21st Baron Willoughby de Broke
Joined UK Independence Party in 2007[3]
1986 1999
Richard Fletcher-Vane, 2nd Baron Inglewood 1989 1999
Francis Baring, 6th Baron Northbrook 1990 1999
Roger Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen 1977 1999
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury 1980 1999
Malcolm Mitchell-Thomson, 3rd Baron Selsdon 1963 1999
Edward Foljambe, 5th Earl of Liverpool 1969 1999
Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran 1983 1999
Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee 1983 1999
Charles Stourton, 26th Baron Mowbray 1965 1999 12 December 2006
Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick 1996 1999
Hugh Trenchard, 3rd Viscount Trenchard
(left house in 1999)
1987 27 May 2004 Nicholas Vivian, 6th Baron Vivian
Rupert Ponsonby, 7th Baron de Mauley 2005 14 March 2005 Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham
Charles Cathcart, 7th Earl Cathcart
(left house in 1999)
1999 7 March 2007 Charles Stourton, 26th Baron Mowbray
James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie 2010 23 June 2010 David Carnegie, 14th Earl of Northesk
Thomas Ashton, 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde 2011 20 July 2011 Michael Onslow, 7th Earl of Onslow
Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley 2013 6 February 2013 Robert Shirley, 13th Earl Ferrers

Elected by the Crossbench hereditary peers[edit]

Hereditary peer First sat Elected Replacing Died
Davina Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth
(Entered the house under the Peerage Act 1963)
1963 1999 24 February 2008
Valerian Freyberg, 3rd Baron Freyberg 1993 1999
Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso 1978 1999
Christopher James, 5th Baron Northbourne 1982 1999
John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich 1995 1999
Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby 1984 1999
William Lloyd George, 3rd Viscount Tenby 1983 1999
Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer 1990 1999
John Slim, 2nd Viscount Slim 1970 1999
Christopher Bathurst, 3rd Viscount Bledisloe 1979 1999 12 May 2009
John Monson, 11th Baron Monson 1958 1999 12 February 2011
Alan Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough 1987 1999
Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges
(On leave of absence since 14 March 2011)[4]
1969 1999
Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun 1979 1999
Raymond Jolliffe, 5th Baron Hylton 1967 1999
Edward Baldwin, 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1976 1999
Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon 1987 1999 10 September 2001
Francis Hare, 6th Earl of Listowel 1997 1999
John Wilson, 2nd Baron Moran 1977 1999 14 February 2014
Cherry Drummond, 16th Baroness Strange 1986 1999 10 March 2005
Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll 1978 1999
Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole 1989 1999
Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon 1974 1999
Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton 1990 1999 15 May 2000
Mark Colville, 4th Viscount Colville of Culross 1954 1999 8 April 2010
John Anderson, 3rd Viscount Waverley 1990 1999
Ambrose Greenway, 4th Baron Greenway 1975 1999
Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn 1979 1999
David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold
(left the house in 1999)
1987 15 October 2000 Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton
Roger Chorley, 2nd Baron Chorley
(left the house in 1999)
1987 11 September 2001 Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon
David Montgomery, 2nd Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
(left the house in 1999)
1976 28 June 2005 Cherry Drummond, 16th Baroness Strange
John Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair
(left the house in 1999)
1996 22 May 2008 Davina Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth
Alastair Bruce, 5th Baron Aberdare 2009 15 July 2009 Christopher Bathurst, 3rd Viscount Bledisloe
Nicholas Trench, 9th Earl of Clancarty
(left the house in 1999)
1995 23 June 2010 Mark Colville, 4th Viscount Colville of Culross
John Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton
(left the house in 1999)
1985 11 May 2011 John Monson, 11th Baron Monson
Godfrey Bewicke-Copley, 7th Baron Cromwell
(left the house in 1999)
1982 8 April 2014 John Wilson, 2nd Baron Moran

Elected by the Liberal Democrats hereditary peers[edit]

Hereditary peer First Sat Elected Replacing Died
Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell 1987 1999 14 October 2004
Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury 1971 1999
Dominic Hubbard, 6th Baron Addington 1982 1999
Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow
(left the house in 1999)
1984 25 January 2005 Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell

Elected by the Labour hereditary peers[edit]

Hereditary peer First sat Elected Replacing Died
Michael Milner, 2nd Baron Milner of Leeds 1967 1999 20 August 2003
Nicolas Rea, 3rd Baron Rea 1981 1999
Christopher Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester
(left the house in 1999)
1995 4 November 2003 Michael Milner, 2nd Baron Milner of Leeds

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Lords, Official Website - Viscount Falkland". Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Earl Peel". UK Parliament. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.ukipderbyshire.co.uk/House_of_Lords.asp
  4. ^ "Members of the House of Lords granted leave of absence". UK Parliament. Retrieved November 15, 2012.