Hereditary Peerage Association
A vacancy, to be filled by by-election, occurs when any elected hereditary peer either dies or retires from the House of Lords. Candidates are elected by the sitting hereditary peers of their own party except for 15 seats originally designated 'deputy chairmen's seats', where the electorate is the full membership of the House.
The following By-elections to the House of Lords under Standing Order 10 have taken place:
Year Died Elected
2005 Lord Burnham Lord de Mauley (Con)
Lord Aberdare Eccles (Con)
Baroness Strange Viscount Montgomery (XB)
2007 Lord Mowbray Earl Cathcart (Con)
2008 Baroness Darcy de Knayth Earl of Stair (XB)
2009 Viscount Bledisloe Lord Aberdare
2010 The Earl of Northesk Viscount Younger of Leckie (Con)
Viscount Colville of Culross The Earl of Clancarty (XB)
2011 Lord Strabogli Viscount Hanworth
Lord Monson Earl of Lytton
Earl of Onslow Viscount Colville of Culross
Lord Ampthill Lord Ashton of Hyde
2013 Earl Ferrers Viscount Ridley
Lord Reay Lord Borwick
2014 Lord Moran Lord Cromwell
Lord Methuen The Earl of Oxford and Asquith
Viscount Allenby Lord Russell of Liverpool
2015 Lord Montagu of Beaulieu Lord Fairfax of Cameron
2016 Lord Avebury Viscount Thurso
2017 Lord Lyell Lord Colgrain
2014 Lord Cobbold The Duke of Somerset
Lord Chorley Lord Thurlow
Lady Saltoun of Abernethy Earl of Kinnoull
2015 Viscount Tenby Lord Mountevans
Lord Luke The Duke of Wellington
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Lord Oaksey
2016 Lord Bridges Earl of Cork and Orrery
2017 Lord Walpole Lord Vaux of Harrowden
2018 Earl Baldwin of Bewdly Earl of Devon
Lord Glentoran Lord Bethell
Roll of the Peerage
As your lordships will be aware, the Royal Warrant establishing the Roll of the Peerage was signed on 1st June, 2004. The Roll is now maintained by the Registrar, Ian Denyer in the Crown Office, within the Ministry of Justice
The Roll covers all peerages, including Irish peers and Life peers. Any peer who was not in receipt of a Writ of Summons prior to November 1999, should seek to be inscribed on the Roll of the Peerage. Concurrently they may apply, if they so wish, to be placed on the list of those peers wishing to seek admission to the House of Lords through the by-election process (Irish peers are excluded).
In order to be placed on the Roll peers should apply to the Crown Office. That page gives links to the Guidance Notes and forms of declaration required to be entered on the Roll of the Peerage.
Clearly, it is in the interests of all peers and the peerage as an institution, that it should be possible to easily verify that any individual styling himself a peer is properly entitled so to do. The Roll of the Peerage facilitates such verification.
It is therefore essential that persons inheriting a peerage seek to be inscribed on the Roll of the Peerage as soon as possible. While those who do not do so may call themselves by their titles immediately upon succession and may find themselves listed in Debretts or Burkes, these are commercial and not official publications. Technically, no peer who has not been inscribed on the Roll will be addressed by any Government officer or department other than as "Mr.", and the Passport Office should not show his title on any passport until he has been so inscribed.
The Windsor Herald at Arms, Mr William Hunt, at the College of Arms (020 7320 8755) advises that all peers should ensure that their succession pedigree should be placed on record at the College to ensure that their heirs can succeed to their titles with due speed and minimum inconvenience.
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The present members of the HPA Committee are as follows:
Lord Newall (Joint Chairman)
Viscount Torrington (Joint Chairman)
Earl of Erroll
Lord St. Oswald
The latest HPA Newsletter was published on 5th September, 2013 and a copy may be requested from the Hon Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or viewed by clicking on Newsletter.