Dr Rowan Williams takes his seat in House of Lords

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has taken his seat in the House of Lords as a life peer.

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, who stepped down as Archbishop at the end of last year, swore his allegiance to the Queen in a short ceremony earlier today.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams in the House of Lords today.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams in the House of Lords today. Credit: PA Wire

He became a member of the House of Lords when he was appointed to his position of Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002, and was nominated for a peerage by David Cameron after announcing his retirement from the role.

Lord Williams will sit as an independent crossbench peer.

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