Hampshire bishop to join House of Lords

The Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Christopher Foster, will take up a seat in the House of Lords from 6th February 2014.

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Bishop of Portsmouth to join Parliament

The Church of England’s Bishop of Portsmouth will become a member of the House of Lords on Thursday, 6th February 2014. The Rt Rev Christopher Foster has promised to use his experience of issues in south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as he speaks in Parliament.

He will be one of 26 Church of England bishops in the House of Lords. The two Archbishops and Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester are automatic members. The other 21 are those who have been serving the longest as diocesan bishops.

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