Speaker of the House of Representatives (Austenasia)

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Speaker of the House of Representatives
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Incumbent
Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia

since 10 March 2016
Style Mr./Ms./Mrs. Speaker
Appointer House of Representatives
Term length Between six months and five years; re-elected after each local election
Inaugural holder Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge
Formation 22 October 2014
Succession Election

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the member of the House of Representatives of the Empire of Austenasia who presides over the sessions of the House. The Speaker is elected by a majority vote of the House of Representatives after each local election, and is referred to as "The Right Honourable" if they do not have a higher style.

The position of Speaker was created on 22 October 2014 by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Act 2014. The office remained empty until the August 2015 local elections, after which Lord Charles Clarke was elected on 6 September 2015 as the first Speaker of the House. He resigned on 7 March 2016, and was replaced with the incumbent Lord Admiral Eren Lewis on 10 March.

According to Paragraph 3 of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Act 2014, the Speaker has "the sole authority to maintain order in the House of Representatives, to preside over debates, to recognize motions, to count votes on motions, and to declare a motion passed or failed." Before the creation of the office of Speaker, its functions tended to be carried out by either the Monarch or Prime Minister.

List of Speakers

Number Picture Name Town Took office Left office Notes
# Vacant 22 Oct 2014 6 Sep 2015 The office remained vacant for over ten months after its creation by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Act 2014, as said Act specified that the Speaker would be elected after a local election.
1 Ayylmao.png Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge Lichtenstein 6 Sep 2015 7 Mar 2016 Elected the first Speaker after the August 2015 local elections.
2 Lewis2.jpg Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia Terentia 10 Mar 2016 Incumbent Elected the second Speaker after the resignation of Lord Charles.