2012 to be year of first ‘serious attempt’ at Lords Reform – Tyler

2012 will see the first serious attempt in a century to introduce elections to the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler predicted this week.

The 1911 Parliament Act, brought in by Asquith’s Liberal Government, was put in place said “it is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a . . . → Read More: 2012 to be year of first ‘serious attempt’ at Lords Reform – Tyler

Peers cannot spin public opinion – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler has welcomed new evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.

Inspired by Unlock Democracy, nearly 4,000 members of the public have made their views know to the specially convened group of MPs and Peers.

An overwhelming majority – some 88% – favour either an 80% elected chamber, . . . → Read More: Peers cannot spin public opinion – Tyler

REFORM OPPONENTS “LACK INTEGRITY” – TYLER

No Peer appointed since 1997 should try to block reform of the Lords if they are to retain their integrity, according to Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler.

Speaking at their Birmingham Conference on Saturday, the party’s Constitutional Affairs Spokesman said, “Peers must realise that successive commitments to legislate for democratic reform of the Lords mean that anyone . . . → Read More: REFORM OPPONENTS “LACK INTEGRITY” – TYLER