Peers cannot dismiss manifesto mandate

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, has told Peers they cannot dismiss the primacy of the Commons, nor the ‘triple-mandate’ of election promises in favour of reforming the Lords in all three main party manifestos.

Speaking in the Lords, he said, “Whatever the status of previous manifesto commitments from a succession of Governments, this one is . . . → Read More: Peers cannot dismiss manifesto mandate

Draft Lords Reform Bill this year

The new Coalition Government has announced membership of a committee to draft a Bill to reform the House of Lords.  It will publish its work this year, in preparation full parliamentary and public scrutiny in 2011.

Liberal Democrat Justice Minister, Lord McNally told the Lords, that a small group from both Houses and all three main parties, would . . . → Read More: Draft Lords Reform Bill this year

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