There is no ‘Divine Right of Peers’ – Tyler

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler this week dismissed claims that Life Peers should be allowed to sit indefinitely in a reformed chamber.

Responding to a Question in the House of Lords from Lord Grocott, a Labour Peer and staunch reform-opponent, Lord Tyler said, “Since 1997, when a Government…was elected with a clear commitment to reform . . . → Read More: There is no ‘Divine Right of Peers’ – Tyler

Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, this week used a House of Lords debate on mechanisms to enable Members to leave the House to question the idea that there should be ‘retirement packages’ for those who choose to go.

Speaking in the Lords he said, “Why should we now recompense people who, frankly, turn up only to draw . . . → Read More: Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

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