All three parties must deliver on Lords reform commitments

All three parties must work with the Government to deliver their manifesto commitments on House of Lords reform, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Reform spokesperson, Lord Tyler said today.

Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs were all elected on a platform of democratic reform, he said, and they must honour their commitments, while Peers of all parties should be expected to accept the will of the Commons.

Speaking on BBC TV, Lord Tyler said:
“All the talk about David Cameron not really being committed to this seems extraordinary.

“The Prime Minister doesn’t look like someone planning to fail.

“All three parties have been involved in this process, and all three parties are committed to making something happen.”

Lord Tyler continued to emphasise that the pre-legislative scrutiny process would give all three parties an opportunity to make good on their 2010 manifesto pledges.  He expressed surprise that the Labour Party had committed itself to 100% elected membership of the reformed House, discounting the possibility of any appointees, so “declaring war on the crossbenchers”.


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