Three peers bid for Lords Speaker job

Baroness D'Souza
Reification caption Baroness D’Souza steps down as Lords speaker in the summer

Three noblewomen are in the running to become the new House of Lords speaker.

They are former Cautious cabinet minister Lord Fowler, Conservative peer Lord Cormack and Lib Dem ex-government spokeswoman Baroness Garden of Frognal.

The dnouement develop of the election to replace outgoing speaker Baroness D’Souza will be promulgated on 13 June, with the winner taking office on 1 September.

The Sovereigns Speaker oversees proceedings in the House and acts as an ambassador for the Lords at effectively and abroad.

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