REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler, has said the new Government’s coalition agreement represents a ‘real chance for change’ after a House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech.

Following new Liberal Democrat Justice Minister, Lord McNally, Lord Tyler said those on the Labour side had failed to reform the political system.  “We had 13 . . . → Read More: REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

BROWN RETREATS ON REFORM

Gordon Brown appeared to back away from his commitment to a referendum on electoral reform today (Thursday) as his Minister in the Lords refused to confirm that there would be legislation in this Parliament.

In a special House of Lords debate called by Liberal Democrat Peers, the party’s Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler challenged Justice Minister Lord . . . → Read More: BROWN RETREATS ON REFORM

NICK BROWN LOSES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT?

Government Ministers in the House of Lords have refused to back local MP Nick Brown’s accusations against Newcastle City Council.

Mr Brown, who is Labour’s Chief Whip in the Commons, sparked outrage among Council officials last week when he spoke out against a cross-party decision to count the General Election result for Newcastle constituencies on the day . . . → Read More: NICK BROWN LOSES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT?