Hereditary Peers By-Election — Announcement

– in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 10th December 2014.

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The Clerk of the Parliaments announced the result of the Cross-Bench by-election to elect two hereditary Peers in place of Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Lord Cobbold in accordance with Standing Order 10.

Twenty-five Lords completed valid ballot papers. A paper setting out the complete results is available in the Printed Paper Office and online. That paper gives the number of votes cast for each candidate. In the first count, the successful candidate was Lord Russell of Liverpool. In the second count, the successful candidate was the Duke of Somerset.