Modernising British Democracy is ‘work in progress’ – Tyler

Speaking to a Centre for Parliamentary Studies seminar this week, Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, said modernising British democracy was a ‘work in progress’.  The UK had much to learn, he said, from other countries represented on an international training programme for Electoral Commissions.

Lord Tyler told the delegates, who came from Afghanistan, Canada, Kenya, Armenia, Guyana, . . . → Read More: Modernising British Democracy is ‘work in progress’ – Tyler

Waste not, want not

You may remember that when I was reporting on a Grand Committee debate in the Moses Room, I asked the Minister whether or not his waste regulations, chasing us all to be more responsible recyclers, was printed on recycled paper.  Lord Henley, a self-confessed “waste nerd”, admitted he didn’t know but has now been kind enough . . . → Read More: Waste not, want not

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