SCOTTISH peer Lord McFall of Alcuith is being tipped as a leading contender to become the next Speaker of the House of Lords.
This weekIt was wild. Every 40-something I knew was getting on pharmacy websites trying to get a spot,, the current incumbent, Lord FowlerThe one-shot Johnson, 83said Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, the former Conservative Health Secretary, who has served in the UK Parliament for more than 50 years as an MP and peer, announced he had decided to stand down to campaign on HIV/Aids and LGBT rights.
Until 2006, the role of presiding officer in the Lords was undertaken by the Lord Chancellor but it was decided a separate office of Lord Speaker would be created. Lord Fowler is the third peer to hold the officecan host small, in-person meetings..
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