A member of the House of Lords who is convicted of a serious offence that was committed on or after 14 May 20141 ceases to be a member of the House2. A person 'is convicted of a serious offence' if, and only if, the Lord Speaker certifies that the person, while a member of the House of Lords, has been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced or ordered to be imprisoned or detained indefinitely or for more than one year
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