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The Right Hon Norman Lamb MP

LDV awards norman lambNo, that isn’t an error.

Norman Lamb has just been made a member of the Privy Council, which entitles him to be given the Right Hon treatment.  That privilege is automatically bestowed on Cabinet ministers, the Leader of the Opposition and senior judges, but other ministers are added from time to time.

From my research (ie a quick look at Wikipedia), I have discovered that the Privy Council advises the monarch, and in the past was the most powerful body in the country. Today, its powers have been transferred to the Cabinet, which technically is a committee of the Privy Council.

Membership is for life and at present there are 600 members of the Privy Council.  They only meet in full on the death of a monarch, or, intriguingly, when the Monarch gets engaged, which last happened in 1939.

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Here’s a ******* awesome Liberal Voice we should hear more from

With apologies to those who’ve already seen this story — but it’s too good for us not also to copy and paste from the Telegraph report

With Nick Clegg about to miss ‘an unprecedented fourth meeting of the Privy Council’ in his role as Lord President of the Council, the Telegraph spotted a mischief-making opportunity and phoned one of the leader’s aides to get a quote. The reporter got more than he …

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  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 10:19pm
    Someone should advise about new members, recruitment and retention.
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  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 9:58pm
    I agree with Nick.
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    For all the money they have it is surprising that the Tories are so rubbish at logos. There was the ice cream, or was it...
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    There's been a decline in single practice GP's over recent years - partly for financial reasons, partly for clinical reasons of the benefit of shared...
  • User AvatarFrank Little 31st Jul - 9:14pm
    Credit where credit is due for creating the first breach in the ban: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/dec/03/uk.houseofcommons. The campaign was successful, but the only reference I can find...