Join The House Of Lords
The House Of Lords Is At The Heart Of The Democratic And Parliamentary System Of The United Kingdom
IMPORTANT: we do not sell titles – we provide support to applicants who wish to join the House of Lords as independent cross-bench peers to serve in the upper house.
House of Lords Appointments Commission
The House of Lords Appointments Commission was established in 2000 to make nominations for membership of the House of Lords to the independent cross benches and is also responsible for the vetting for propriety of all nominations to the House, including candidates for party political membership.
Who Is Eligible To Become A House Of Lords Member?
The Commission is looking for nominees:-
- with the ability to make an effective and significant contribution to the work of the House of Lords, not only in their areas of particular interest and special expertise but the wide range of other issues coming before the House
- with a record of significant achievement within their chosen way of life that demonstrates a range of experience, skills and competencies
- who are willing to commit the time necessary to make an effective contribution to the work of the House of Lords; the Commission recognises that many active members continue with their professional and other working interests and this can help maintain expertise and experience
- with some understanding of the constitutional framework, including the place of the House of Lords, and the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the House – for example, nominees should be able to speak with independence and authority
- who are able to demonstrate outstanding personal qualities, in particular, integrity and independence
- with a strong and personal commitment to the principles and highest standards of public life
- who are and intend to remain independent of any political party; nominees and the Commission will need to feel confident of their ability to be independent of party-political considerations whatever their past party-political involvement; for this reason, all nominees are asked to respond to the questions on political involvement and activities which are similar to those used for most public appointments
- who are resident in the UK for tax purposes and accept the requirement to remain so
How We Help You
- we have a phone conversation with you where we discuss the House of Lords application process and how we can help
- after we give you an assessment of success according to the published criteria, we explain the three phases of the process to you; the Application Phase, the Reference Phase and the Interview Phase
- we commence Phase 1 by creating a thorough and professional application and crafting a dedicated CV to submit to the House of Lords committee
- we send you the draft for your approval and will perform unlimited iterations until we are both happy with the document
- the nomination will be submitted for Phase 1
- should the initial application be successful, we will support you through further phases including the identification and coaching of referees, and interview preparation