21 November 2022 - If elected, Labour would abolish House of Lords
Keir Starmer: I will abolish House of Lords to ‘restore trust in politics’
Michael Savage (The Guardian, 19/11/2022)
Keir Starmer will abolish the House of Lords and replace it with a new elected chamber as part of plans to “restore trust in politics”, the Observer understands.
In a sweeping constitutional overhaul, the Labour leader has told the party’s peers that he wants to strip politicians of the power to make appointments to the Lords as part of the first-term programme of a Labour government. Starmer said that the public’s faith in the political system had been undermined by successive Tory leaders handing peerages to “lackeys and donors”.
Labour pledges to 'bring House of Lords into the 21st Century'
Jennifer Scott (Sky News, 20/11/2022)
Labour wants to replace the House of Lords with an elected chamber if it gets into power as part of a plan to "restore trust in politics".
The party will hold a consultation on the make-up of the new look Lords, including on how to make sure "regional voices" are included.
Labour Party Promises To Abolish House Of Lords And Replace With Elected Chamber
Sophia Sleigh (The Huffington Post, 20/11/2022)
Keir Starmer would abolish the House of Lords and replace it with an elected chamber if he becomes prime minister.
The proposal, reported by The Observer, would be part of a plan to “restore trust in politics”.
Labour has promised to hold a consultation on the composition and size of a new chamber and reform the controversial appointments process.
Abolish the House of Lords and replace it with this
(The Independent, 20/11/2022)
To abolishing the House of Lords, I say “yes please!” The House of Lords has been hugely discredited and abused by successive politicians of all colours for years.