Lord Speaker election: Two Liberal Democrat peers standing

Two Liberal Democrat peers are among the six candidates standing for election as Speaker of the House of Lords.

Baroness (Angela) Harris and Lord (Rupert) Redesdale have entered the contest following the announcement that the current Lord Speaker, Baroness Hayman, will not be seeking re-election.

On Tuesday evening, the Hansard Society held a hustings in which the candidates set out their reasons for standing and answered questions from the audience of peers.

You can listen to their speeches here, including Baroness Harris’ (Lord Redesdale had a prior engagement).

You can also watch full coverage of the Lord Speaker hustings on BBC Parliament tomorrow evening (Saturday 2 July 2011) at 9pm.

For a full list of candidates, their election addresses, Parliamentary records of service and registered interests, see this notice from the House of Lords.

Voting will take place on 13 July, with the winner announced on 18 July.

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