Register of Hereditary
who wish to stand for election as members of the
House of Lords under Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections)
as at 18 November 2009
The House of Lords Act 1999 provided that "no-one
shall be a member of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary
peerage", but excepted from this general exclusion 90 hereditary
peers and the holders of the offices of Earl Marshal and Lord
Great Chamberlain. Since the end of the 2001-02 parliamentary
session, section 2(4) of the 1999 Act and Standing Order 10 have
provided for a vacancy among any of the 90 excepted hereditary
peers to be filled by means of a by-election. Paragraph (5) of
Standing Order 10 requires the Clerk of the Parliaments to maintain
and publish annually a register of hereditary peers (other than
peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any such by-election.
The following hereditary peers have indicated their
wish to stand in any by-election under Standing Order 10. This
list includes both hereditary peers who were members of the House
before the enactment of the 1999 Act, and hereditary peers who
have succeeded to their peerages since the 1999 Act or were not
previously in receipt of a writ of summons and have been added
to the register under Standing Order 11 in the case of those added
since 23 January 2001, or who satisfied the Crown Office of their
succession before that date.
Hereditary peers may join or leave the register at
any point. Up-to-date information may be obtained from the Clerk
of the Journals, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Ashton of Hyde, L.
Buccleuch and Queensberry, D.
Clancarty, E. (V. Clancarty)
Clanwilliam, E. (L. Clanwilliam)
Clifford of Chudleigh, L.
Cork and Orrery, E. (L. Boyle)
Darcy de Knayth, L.
De La Warr, E.
De L'Isle, V.
De Ramsey, L.
Drogheda, E. (L. Moore)
Enniskillen, E. (L. Grinstead)
Gage, V. (L. Gage)
Gormanston, V. (L. Gormanston)
Hamilton of Dalzell, L.
Kinnoull, E. (L. Hay)
Limerick, E. (L. Foxford)
Mackintosh of Halifax, V.
Macpherson of Drumochter, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V. (L. Oriel)
Milner of Leeds, L.
Monckton of Brenchley, V.
Monk Bretton, L.
Morris of Kenwood, L.
Mountgarret, V. (L. Mountgarret)
Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Napier of Magdâla, L.
Nelson of Stafford, L.
Oranmore and Browne, L. (L. Mereworth)
Robertson of Oakridge, L.
Runciman of Doxford, V.
St Davids, V.
Shannon, E. (L. Carleton)
Strathmore and Kinghorne, E.
Vaux of Harrowden, L.
Wemyss and March, E.
Younger of Leckie, V.