Having joined the House of Lords during Covid restrictions, I have had a strange introduction. Many of the more established members talk about “getting back to normal”. I have had no experience of “normal”, especially in the context of the House of Lords but I have come to realise the importance members place on parliamentary procedure and that correct parliamentary procedure is followed.
One of the most experienced and respected members of the House is Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, the former cabinet minister, Michael Forsyth. A distinguished parliamentarian, recently elected as chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers, he commands respect from colleagues and opponents alike.