Bishop of Truro joins bishops' bench

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The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, has been introduced in the Lords.

Bishop Thornton became a Lord Bishop after gaining his seat at the Palace of Westminster at the end of January.

He became a Bishop in 2001 and was enthroned as Bishop of Truro in 2009.

A total of 26 unelected Bishops, known as the Lords Spiritual, traditionally sit in the House of Lords. They are not affiliated to any political party.

The new peer proceeds into the House, dressed in ceremonial robes, between two supporters - the senior in front and the junior behind.

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