Lord Speaker election, 2011

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An election for Lord Speaker, the presiding officer of the House of Lords took place on 13 July 2011, with the result announced five days later.[1] Baroness D'Souza, Convenor of the Crossbench Peers was elected after the 5th stage of counting. She is due to take office on 5 September 2011.

Candidates[edit]

On 9 May 2011, Baroness Hayman, who became the first Lord Speaker following her election in 2006, announced that she would not seek election to a second term.[2] A list of six candidates was announced on 27 June 2011:[3]

Result[edit]

Election of Lord Speaker, 13 July 2011[4]
Party Candidate Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Crossbencher Green tickYBaroness D'Souza 186 188 202 240 296
Conservative Lord Colwyn 166 167 193 213 285
Conservative Lord Goodlad 145 145 150 168 -
Labour Lord Desai 78 79 92 - -
Liberal Democrat Baroness Harris of Richmond 62 65 - - -
Liberal Democrat Lord Redesdale 7 - - - -
Electorate: 770   Valid: 644   Quota: 323   Turnout: 644

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