House of Lords (Kirkland)

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The Right Honorable the Lords Temporal of the Most Glorious & Holy Empire of Kirkland in Parliament assembled
Parliament of Kirkland Coat of Arms.png
Type
Type Upper House
Leadership
Lord Chancellor Thomas Henderson, Liberal Party
since 27th September, 2011
Majority Leader Emperor Brayden I, Radical Conservative Party
Opposition Leader Thomas Henderson, Liberal Party
Structure
Members 8
House of Lords political groups      Radical Conservative Party (4)
     Liberal Party (3)
     Labour Party (1)
House of Lords voting system Automatic Appointment
Meeting place
Kirk House (official)
Kirkland Forum (unofficial)
Website
Lords Forum



The House of Lords is the upper house of the Kirkish Parliament

Constitutional Role

Officers

The only officer that is dictated by the Constitution is the Lord Chancellor of the House of Lords. This officer is the presiding officer in the House of Lords and presides over debates and other proceeding in the House Chamber. At the beginning of each new parliamentary term, the Lords elects one of their members to hold the office. If the incumbent officer seeks a new term, then the House may re-elect them merely by passing a motion; otherwise, a secret ballot is held. An officer-elect cannot take office until they have been approved by the Sovereign. The officer presides from a chair at the front of the House of Lords. The officer controls debates by calling on members to speak. If a member believes that a rule (or Standing Order) has been breached, he or she may raise a "point of order", on which the officer makes a ruling that is not subject to any appeal. The officer may discipline members who fail to observe the rules of the Parliament.

The Serjeant-at-Arms is responsible for maintaining order in the House Chamber. It is the Serjeant-at-Arms duty to carry the ceremonial Mace, a symbol of the authority of the Crown, into the House Chamber each day. the Mace is laid upon the Table of the Parliament during sittings.

Parliament Culture

Introductions

The Parliament is highly influenced by tradition and protocol. Every day the Serjeant-at-Arms of the Parliament calls to order the body and introduces, with full titulary, the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor.

Debating

Debates are highly organized and regimented. Each Lord addresses the Lord Chancellor directly ("Mr/Mrs. Lord Chancellor) in all debate never directly addressing any colleagues in any but the third person. Debates are not allowed to turn into personal attacks of any sort. Only one person is allowed to speak at any particular time and no one is allowed to shout or interrupt the current speaker. However, silent showings of support, like standing up during or after a comment or speech, are allowed as they are not disruptive to the debate.

Dress

All Lords wear dress gowns while in the House Chamber. Anyone found to break the dress code is usually not allowed into the House Chamber but they will not be recognized by the Lord Chancellor in debate if they are allowed admittance into the House Chamber.

Political parties

party name leader position seats
Radical Conservative Party HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I Center
4 / 8
Liberal Party Thomas Henderson far-right (economic)
far-left (social)
3 / 8
Labour Party Sandra Knopf center-left
1 / 8

Lord Chancellors

This is a list of all the Lord Chancellors that have served.

Name Term Political Party
His Imperial & Most Serene Majesty Emperor Brayden I of Kirkland 22nd September, 2011 - 27th September, 2011 Radical Conservative Party
Thomas Henderson 27th September, 2011 - Present Liberal Party