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

REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler, has said the new Government’s coalition agreement represents a ‘real chance for change’ after a House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech.

Following new Liberal Democrat Justice Minister, Lord McNally, Lord Tyler said those on the Labour side had failed to reform the political system.  “We had 13 . . . → Read More: REAL CHANCE FOR CHANGE – TYLER

WASH-UP A SQUALID LITTLE STITCH-UP – LIB DEMS

Liberal Democrat Peers this week led opposition to an end of Parliament deal between Labour and the Conservatives, which saw key constitutional reforms deleted from the CRAG Bill.

The two establishment parties voted together to leave the hereditary principle in tact in the Lords and to scrap Brown’s proposed referendum on introducing the alternative vote for elections . . . → Read More: WASH-UP A SQUALID LITTLE STITCH-UP – LIB DEMS