Harries to be a baron

02 November 2006

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Richard Harries, has been made a life peer in the House of Lords, Downing Street announced last week. He will sit as a crossbencher. Bishop Harries retires today.
The late Lord Sheppard of Liverpool, was the last bishop to be appointed a life peer; he sat on the Labour bench. On retirement, bishops automatically retire from the Lords; archbishops who retire are generally appointed as Lords in their own right, and sit as crossbenchers.

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