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Speaker of the Senate
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Seal of the Senate
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Sue Lines

since 3 January 2017
Congress of the Union
Cygnian Senate
Style The Honourable (formal)
Madam/Mister Speaker (informal and within the Senate)
Member of Cygnian Senate
Nominator Any senator. Nominations are submitted to the Clerk
Appointer Cygnian Senate
Elected by the Senate, sworn in by the President
Term length At the Senate's pleasure; elected at the start of each session, and upon a vacancy
Formation 3 January 1949
73 years ago
Deputy Deputy Speaker
Salary £223,500 annually

The Speaker of the Senate is the presiding officer of the Senate, the upper house of the Cygnian Congress. The office of Speaker was established by Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution.

The Speaker is the presiding officer of Senate debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the Senate.

The current Speaker of the Senate is Sue Lines, Senator from West Georgia. She was elected to the post on 3 January 2017, and is the 16th person to serve as Speaker.