Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform

More achieved in ten weeks than Labour managed in 13 years

As MPs and Peers prepare for the Summer break, Liberal Democrats can look back on their first ten weeks in Government since the 1940s with some sense of achievement.

The Coalition has already made more progress in advancing the political reform agenda than the outgoing Labour government managed in thirteen years.

Liberal Democrats up and down the country are preparing to join the battle to expel first past the post from our political system once and for all, and the Government is preparing a cross-party Bill which will – after nearly 100 years of waiting – finally reform the House of Lords. Continue reading Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform

Peers cannot dismiss manifesto mandate

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, has told Peers they cannot dismiss the primacy of the Commons, nor the ‘triple-mandate’ of election promises in favour of reforming the Lords in all three main party manifestos.

Speaking in the Lords, he said, “Whatever the status of previous manifesto commitments from a succession of Governments, this one is . . . → Read More: Peers cannot dismiss manifesto mandate