Lord Speaker election, 2011
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. Baroness D'Souza, Convenor of the Crossbench Peers was elected after the 5th stage of counting. She took office on 5 September 2011.
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. A list of six candidates was announced on 27 June 2011:
- Lord Colwyn (Conservative)
- Lord Desai (Labour)
- Baroness D'Souza (Crossbench)
- Lord Goodlad (Conservative)
- Baroness Harris of Richmond (Liberal Democrat)
- Lord Redesdale (Liberal Democrat)
|Election of Lord Speaker, 13 July 2011|
|Party||Candidate||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5|
|Liberal Democrat||Baroness Harris of Richmond||62||65||-||-||-|
|Liberal Democrat||Lord Redesdale||7||-||-||-||-|
|Electorate: 770 Valid: 644 Quota: 323 Turnout: 644|
- "Election to be held in July for House of Lords Speaker". BBC News. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
- "Lord Speakership Election 2011 - Baroness Hayman's Announcement". Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "Election of the Speaker of the House of Lords: list of candidates" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Election of the Speaker of the House of Lords: result" (PDF). Retrieved 18 July 2011.