Tyler appointed to Privy Council 40 years after first election to represent Cornwall

North Cornwall’s MP, Dan Rogerson, has congratulated his predecessor Lord Tyler on his appointment to the Privy Council.  The appointment is usually connected to a Ministerial career but is exceptionally awarded to those with a long commitment to parliamentary service.

The news comes exactly 40 years after Paul Tyler was first elected . . . → Read More: Tyler appointed to Privy Council 40 years after first election to represent Cornwall

Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee Report, Lords Reform:  What next?, leading Lib Dem reformer Lord Tyler said:

“Whatever minor ‘tidying-up’ is enacted in this Parliament, serious reform of the Lords will loom large in Ministerial in-trays come June 2015.

 “Whenever a new Prime . . . → Read More: Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler

Transparency Bill – government concessions

Yesterday Lords amendments came to the Commons for consideration. The Government has accepted the principle of my amendment on including Special Advisers (SpAds) in the regime of transparency about who lobbyists get to meet in government. However, the Conservative Party refuses to ‘switch on’ this provision at this stage, and probably for the duration of this . . . → Read More: Transparency Bill – government concessions