Who are the primates?

The debate in both Houses yesterday, when the Government came forward with its White Paper and draft Bill for Lords Reform, concentrated to a large and understandable extent on the relationship between the Commons and Lords.

This morning I’ve been watching the discussion in the Lords Constitution Committee, where Members questioned the Deputy Prime Minister at some . . . → Read More: Who are the primates?

All three parties must deliver on Lords reform commitments

All three parties must work with the Government to deliver their manifesto commitments on House of Lords reform, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Reform spokesperson, Lord Tyler said today.

Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs were all elected on a platform of democratic reform, he said, and they must honour their commitments, while Peers of all parties . . . → Read More: All three parties must deliver on Lords reform commitments

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