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Ralph Matthew Palmer—12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall—is one of the hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.

Lord Lucas sits as a Conservative in the United Kingdom parliament's House of Lords.

Parliament is bicameral like the United States Congress, but parliament has three parts consisting of the Sovereign (Queen/King-in-Parliament), the House of Lords and the House of Commons (the primary chamber).
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