ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Parliament should take a ‘historic opportunity’ to examine the case for 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote, a cross-party group of peers, argued today (Monday).

Former Labour Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, former Conservative Government Whip, Lord Lucas, and Independent Crossbench Peer, Baroness Young of Hornsey, made the pitch in support of a Private . . . → Read More: ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Progress Postponed

Writing on Liberal Democrat Voice, Lib Dem Peer Lord Tyler says that the revelry of ‘cretaceous conservatives’, who prevailed over Lords Reform, ‘can only be temporary’. 

“The cause of real reform has been advanced in the last year by good, cross-party workmanlike pre-legislative scrutiny, and by a very strong second reading vote in its favour.” he said.   “In the . . . → Read More: Progress Postponed


Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, has dismissed calls from some Conservatives for legislation to prevent protest encampments.

In a blog piece, “Don’t legislate.  Pedestrianise”, he sets out the case for creating a Speaker’s Corner outside Parliament, and improving pedestrian access.

Speaking in the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Tyler, recommended that Peers read the recent blueprint proposed . . . → Read More: PEDESTRIANISE PARLIAMENT SQUARE – TYLER