Lord President of the Council

The lord president of the Council is the presiding officer of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and the fourth of the Great Officers of State, ranking below the Lord High Treasurer but above the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal. The Lord President usually attends and is responsible for chairing the meetings of the Privy Council, presenting business for the approval of the sovereign. In the modern era, the incumbent is by convention always a member of one of the Houses of Parliament, and the office is normally a Cabinet position.

Lord President of the Council
Incumbent
Penny Mordaunt

since 6 September 2022
Privy Council of the United Kingdom
Privy Council Office
StyleThe Right Honourable
TypeGreat Officer of State
AppointerThe Sovereign
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation1530
First holderThe 1st Duke of Suffolk
Salary£151,649
(including £84,144 MP salary)
Websiteprivycouncil.independent.gov.uk

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