Sir Ian Botham makes first appearance at different kind of Lords

Sir Ian Botham makes first appearance at different kind of Lords as he is formally introduced as a peer Cricket star Sir Ian Botham has introduction ceremony as a House of Lords peer Boris Johnson nominated Ian Botham in his dissolution honours list in August Tech issues meant delays and Lord Speaker joked: 'I think rain has stopped play'

By Joseph Laws For Mailonline

Published: 18:00 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 18:00 BST, 5 October 2020

View
comments

England cricketing hero Sir Ian Botham has made his first appearance at the House of Lords.

Lord Botham wore the traditional scarlet and ermine-trimmed robe for his brief formal introduction ceremony as a peer.

The Brexit backer, more used to the surroundings of Lord's Cricket Ground, swore the oath of allegiance to the Queen as part of the ceremony.

Lord Botham wore the traditional scarlet and ermine-trimmed robe for his brief formal introduction ceremony as a peer

Lord Botham wore the traditional scarlet and ermine-trimmed robe for his brief formal introduction ceremony as a peer

Technical problems delayed the start of proceedings, with Lord Speaker Lord Fowler telling peers: 'It means at the moment no words can be heard outside the House, which is a slight disadvantage.'

After consultations with clerks, Lord Fowler prompted groans and laughs by saying: 'I think rain has stopped play just for the

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Man told off at dad's funeral for moving chair to comfort his mother
NEXT Troubled girl, 16, takes her own life on school grounds