Lord Charles Clarke elected Speaker of the House of Representatives
Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge was yesterday elected as the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Act 2014 was passed in October last year, but specified that the first holder of this new office would be elected after the next local election.
With the local election that took place on 31 August now over, the Representatives – newly confirmed in their mandate – chose Lord Charles as the first Speaker.
The duties of the Speaker will be to preside over and maintain order of meetings of the House of Representatives, recognising motions and counting votes. To date, this function had been de facto performed by the Monarch or Prime Minister.
Lord Charles Clarke has served as Representative of Lichtenstein since that Town’s foundation.