House of Lords Reform Act 2014

House of Lords Reform Act 2014
Long title An Act to make provision for resignation from the House of Lords; and to make provision for the expulsion of Members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances.
Citation 2014 c. 24
Introduced by Dan Byles MP
Territorial extent United Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent 14 May 2014
Commencement
  • 14 August 2014 (Sections 1–2)
  • 14 May 2014 (Sections 3–7)
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The House of Lords Reform Act 2014 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom.[1] It received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The Act allows members of the House of Lords to retire or resign – actions previously constitutionally impossible. It also makes provision to exclude members who commit serious criminal offences resulting in a jail sentence of at least one year, and members who fail to attend the House for a whole session. The Act does not have retrospective effect.

To date[when?], 101 members have resigned or retired and six memberships have ceased under the provisions of the Act regarding non-attendance.

Amongst other things, this Act provides for the right of peers to resign from the House of Lords, whilst keeping their title and style. Section 4(5) states, in almost identical language to the 1999 Act, that those who have resigned from the Lords can stand as MPs. To date[when?], no such person has become an MP.

Peers retired or resigned under the provisions of the Act

Key
  Conservative       Labour       Crossbench       Liberal Democrats       Non-affiliated       Democratic Unionist
Peer Affiliation Date joined Date retired Ref.
The 3rd Baron Grenfell Labour 17 April 2000[a] 1 October 2014 [2]
The 2nd Baron Cobbold Crossbench 6 June 2000[b] 13 October 2014 [3]
The 2nd Baron Chorley Crossbench 15 October 2001[c] 17 November 2014 [4]
The 21st Lady Saltoun Crossbench 3 December 1979 12 December 2014 [5]
The Baron Jenkin of Roding Conservative 3 November 1987 6 January 2015 [6]
The Baron Waddington Conservative 4 December 1990 26 March 2015 [7]
The Baron Lloyd of Berwick Crossbench 1 October 1993 27 March 2015 [8]
The Baron Nickson Crossbench 22 March 1994 27 March 2015 [9]
The Baron Joffe Labour 6 February 2000 30 March 2015 [10]
The Baron Shaw of Northstead Conservative 30 September 1994 31 March 2015 [11]
The Baron Tombs Crossbench 28 February 1990 31 March 2015 [12]
The Baron Ashcroft Conservative 20 October 2000 3 April 2015 [13]
The Baron Evans of Parkside Labour 10 June 1997 20 April 2015 [14]
The Baron Hope of Thornes Crossbench 31 March 2005[d] 30 April 2015 [15]
The Baron Sharman Liberal Democrat 2 August 1999 30 April 2015 [16]
The 3rd Viscount Tenby Crossbench 17 November 1983 1 May 2015 [17]
The Baron Phillips of Sudbury Liberal Democrat 25 July 1998 7 May 2015 [18]
The Baron Sandberg Liberal Democrat 2 October 1997 8 May 2015 [19]
The Baron Goodhart Liberal Democrat 23 October 1997 15 May 2015 [20]
The Baron Sheldon Labour 22 June 2001 18 May 2015 [21]
The Baron Howe of Aberavon Conservative 30 June 1992 19 May 2015 [22]
The Baron Prys-Davies Labour 9 February 1983 23 May 2015 [23]
The Baron Roper Liberal Democrat 12 May 2000 23 May 2015 [24]
The Baron Mayhew of Twysden Conservative 12 June 1997 1 June 2015 [25]
The Baroness Warnock Crossbench 6 February 1985 1 June 2015 [26]
The Baron Eden of Winton Conservative 3 October 1983 11 June 2015 [27]
The 3rd Baron Luke Conservative 8 July 1996 24 June 2015 [28]
The Baron Edmiston Conservative 14 January 2011 22 July 2015 [29]
The 2nd Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Crossbench[e] 27 June 2005[f] 23 July 2015 [30]
The Baroness Wilkins Labour 30 July 1999 23 July 2015 [31]
The Baron Sewel Non-affiliated[g] 10 January 1996 30 July 2015 [32]
The Baron Simpson of Dunkeld Labour 5 November 1997 30 July 2015 [33]
The Baron Parkinson Conservative 29 June 1992 14 September 2015 [34]
The Baron Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Conservative 30 July 2001 18 September 2015 [35]
The Baron Chalfont Crossbench 11 November 1964 10 November 2015 [36]
The Baron Stewartby Conservative 20 July 1992 12 November 2015 [37]
The Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior Conservative 22 May 1990 31 December 2015 [38]
The Baron Dixon Labour 9 June 1997 9 February 2016 [39]
The Baroness Williams of Crosby Liberal Democrat 1 February 1993 11 February 2016 [40]
The Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Liberal Democrat 1 November 1997 12 February 2016 [41]
The Baron Browne-Wilkinson Crossbench 1 October 1991 1 March 2016 [42]
The Baron Vincent of Coleshill Crossbench 3 September 1996 9 March 2016 [43]
The Baroness Knight of Collingtree Conservative 23 September 1997 24 March 2016 [44]
The Baron Barber of Tewkesbury Crossbench 12 August 1992 25 March 2016 [45]
The 1st Earl of Snowdon Crossbench 6 October 1961 31 March 2016 [46]
The Baron Renton of Mount Harry Conservative 9 June 1997 14 April 2016 [47]
The Baron Cameron of Lochbroom Crossbench 8 June 1984 21 April 2016 [48]
The Baron Inge Crossbench 21 July 1997 25 April 2016 [49]
The Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative 16 July 1991 26 May 2016 [50]
The Baron Hurd of Westwell Conservative 13 June 1997 9 June 2016 [51]
The Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden Conservative 29 July 1991 21 July 2016 [52]
The Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrat 1 August 1998 31 July 2016 [53]
The Baron Tordoff Liberal Democrat 11 May 1981 13 October 2016 [54]
The Baron Wade of Chorlton Conservative 16 May 1990 1 November 2016 [55]
The Baron Scott of Foscote Crossbench 17 July 2000 21 December 2016 [56]
The Baron Mackay of Drumadoon Crossbench 13 December 1995 17 January 2017 [57]
The Baron McCluskey Crossbench 29 September 1976 1 March 2017 [58]
The Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead Crossbench 3 October 1994 3 April 2017 [59]
The Baron Macdonald of Tradeston Labour 2 October 1998 27 April 2017 [60]
The Baron May of Oxford Crossbench 18 July 2001 2 May 2017 [61]
The Baron Millett Crossbench 1 October 1998 4 May 2017 [62]
The Baroness Lockwood Labour 27 February 1978 18 May 2017 [63]
The Baron Hattersley Labour 24 November 1997 19 May 2017 [64]
The 7th Marquess of Salisbury Conservative 29 April 1992 8 June 2017 [65]
The Baron Simon of Highbury Non-affiliated 16 May 1997 9 June 2017 [66]
The 10th Baron Walpole Crossbench 19 September 1989 13 June 2017 [67]
The Baron Feldman Conservative 15 January 1996 30 June 2017 [68]
The Earl of Mar and Kellie Liberal Democrat 19 April 2000[h] 30 June 2017 [69]
The Baron Lloyd-Webber Conservative 18 February 1997 17 October 2017 [70]
The Baroness Trumpington Conservative 4 February 1980 24 October 2017 [71]
The Baroness Paisley of St. George's Democratic Unionist 14 June 2006 30 October 2017 [72]
The Baron Plumb Conservative 6 April 1987 3 November 2017 [73]
The Baron Tanlaw Conservative 21 May 1971 3 November 2017 [74]
The Baroness Sharples Conservative 18 June 1973 18 December 2017 [75]
The Baron Condon Crossbench 27 June 2001 21 December 2017 [76]
The Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth Conservative 18 October 1996 22 December 2017 [77]
The Baron Blyth of Rowington Conservative 24 July 1995 1 January 2018 [78]
The Baron Clinton-Davis Labour 8 May 1990 10 January 2018 [79]
The Baron Sanderson of Bowden Conservative 5 June 1985 29 March 2018 [80]
The Baron Renwick of Clifton Crossbench 26 September 1997 31 March 2018 [81]
The Baron Hutton Crossbench 6 January 1997 23 April 2018 [82]
The Baron Kirkhill Labour 17 July 1975 30 April 2018 [83]
The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley Crossbench 15 November 1977 9 May 2018 [84]
The 3rd Baron Glentoran Conservative 13 November 1995 1 June 2018 [85]
The Baron Fearn Liberal Democrat 11 July 2001 11 July 2018 [86]
The Baroness Blood Labour 31 July 1999 4 September 2018 [87]
The 5th Baron Northbourne Crossbench 5 November 1982 4 September 2018 [88]
The Baron Lester of Herne Hill Non-affiliated[i] 13 October 1993 12 December 2018 [89]
The Baroness Richardson of Calow Crossbench 3 August 1998 20 December 2018 [90]
The Baron Higgins Conservative 28 October 1997 1 January 2019 [91]
The Baroness Howells of St. Davids Labour 21 July 1999 10 January 2019 [92]
The Baron Mogg Crossbench 28 May 2008 14 January 2019 [93]
The Baron Smith of Clifton Liberal Democrat 4 November 1997 31 January 2019 [94]
The Baron Cullen of Whitekirk Crossbench 17 June 2003 1 February 2019 [95]
The Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conservative 9 February 1989 25 February 2019 [96]
The Baron Ouseley Crossbench 26 June 2001 24 May 2019 [97]
The Baroness Gould of Potternewton Labour 6 October 1993 22 July 2019 [98]
The Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market Conservative 5 July 2001 26 July 2019 [99]
The Baron Palumbo Conservative 4 February 1991 2 September 2019 [100]
The Baron Carswell Crossbench 12 January 2004 29 October 2019 [101]
The Baroness Emerton Crossbench 17 February 1997 1 November 2019 [102]
The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres Conservative 24 January 1975 28 November 2019 [103]
The Baron Wright of Richmond Crossbench 10 February 1994 17 December 2019 [104]
The Baron Vallance of Tummel Liberal Democrat 22 June 2004 13 January 2020 [105]
  1. ^ Previously sat 1976–1999.
  2. ^ Previously sat 1987–1999.
  3. ^ Previously sat 1978–1999.
  4. ^ Previously sat 1991–2005, as Bishop of London to 1995 and then as Archbishop of York.
  5. ^ Sat as Conservative from 1976 to 1999.
  6. ^ Previously sat 1976–1999.
  7. ^ Labour until 2012.
  8. ^ Previously sat 1993–1999.
  9. ^ Liberal Democrat until 2018.

Additionally, The 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu had given written notice that he would retire on 17 September 2015; however, he died on 31 August 2015.[106]

Peers removed for non-attendance under the provisions of the Act

Peer Affiliation Date joined Date removed Ref.
The 2nd Baron Bridges Crossbench 27 August 1969 18 May 2016 [107]
The Baron Neill of Bladen Crossbench 28 November 1997 18 May 2016 [108]
The Baron Thomas of Macclesfield Labour 5 November 1997 18 May 2016 [109]
The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood Liberal Democrat 6 October 1994 18 May 2016 [110]
The Baroness Turner of Camden Labour 29 May 1985 13 June 2017 [111]
The Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale Conservative 26 March 1991 13 June 2017 [112]

See also

References

  1. ^ "House of Lords Reform Act 2014", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, 2014 c. 24
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