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

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