New Peers

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, has described the appointment of 56 new life peers as a ‘potential problem’ for reformers. The additions will bring the size of the House up to 763.

Among the crop of 13 Labour ex-MPs making their way to the red benches are five who voted in favour of an . . . → Read More: New Peers

Lords must be subject to independent scrutiny too – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Peers in the Lords thwarted Conservative attempts to delay reform of parliamentary expenses this week, by voting down an amendment which would have seen the creation of a new Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority delayed until after the Summer.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat spokesman, Lord Tyler challenged Ministers to make clear how . . . → Read More: Lords must be subject to independent scrutiny too – Tyler

Lords Reform update – Spring 2009

If the pace of reform of the Lords had quickened as much as the need has intensified, I would by now be out of a job.  We would have elected Senators.  Their pay and expenses would be transparent, and the codes of conduct to which they were expected to adhere would be clear, firm and enforceable.  . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Spring 2009