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Could You be the Next Black Rod?

22 Sep 17

Lieutenant General David Leakey, the current Black Rod Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring.

Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the House of Commons to summon MPs for the Queen’s Speech. But the post-holder has year-round responsibilities for the security and maintenance of the House of Lords. The successful applicant…

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