ELECTORAL REFORM: ARE THEY SERIOUS?

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, today (Wednesday) challenged Ministers to fulfil their 1997 commitment to a referendum on a proportional Electoral system.

In a mini House of Lords debate, the former Shadow Leader of the Commons asked when the promise would be kept and why Gordon Brown had refused to make progress for want of . . . → Read More: ELECTORAL REFORM: ARE THEY SERIOUS?

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?