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Hereditary Peers: By-elections

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL4273, tabled on 12 May 2020

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the current outstanding by-elections for hereditary peers, indicating in each case the numbers of electors to be involved.

Answered on

18 May 2020

The by-elections for hereditary peers currently outstanding are to fill the vacancies left by the retirements of the Earl of Selborne and the Countess of Mar. In respect of the vacancy created by the retirement of the Earl of Selborne the remaining 46 Conservative excepted hereditary peers are eligible to vote. In respect of the vacancy created by the retirement of the Countess of Mar the whole House is entitled to vote to fill the vacancy as she was elected by the whole House to act as a Deputy Chairman.