We’ll Reform the House of Lords

  • Reform the House of Lords
  • Elected via Proportional Representation
  • Accountable Second House

The House of Lords is not representative of the countries views. We need a second chamber that more accurately reflects the views of the nation in order to provide checks and balances for the House of Commons.

Lords are appointed by Prime Ministers & leaders of the opposition, who attempt to swing the balance in their favor so the Lords will vote through their policies. The house of Lords need to be abolished and we need a elected in chamber using Proportional Representation (PR) to create a house that represents the nation.

Yes they may be many pro’s and con’s surrounding PR, it would at least where the House of Lords is concerned, create a representative house that truly reflects the nation. As it currently stands  this is not the case and Lords are not appointed by the public and get paid £323 a day plus expenses  for doing next to nothing. This is costing the tax payer over 125 million a year to run the house of lords, and us tax payers dont get a say in any of it .

Lords are currently Lords for life meaning that when our Government changes we appoint more and more new Lords to change the balance of power within it.

Lords are appointed for services to the Government of the day. The last 23 Tory party treasurers have all gone onto the House of Lords. In may well be a coincidence, or it might be related to the fact that you can become the party treasurer if you are kind enough to ‘donate a few  million or more to the party.

Is this really how we want our Government to run in the 21st century? Should Knighthoods be used as a gift in exchange for political favours? While I accept that this practice is steeped in history, centuries old, we need to reform outdated practices and implement new ones  that work better and represents the views of the nation not of those who are in power.

Harry Palmer is the Reform Party Spokesman for the South West Bedfordshire Constituency. All opinions on this website www.harrypalmer.uk are personal opinions & views on different areas of policy & government. Harry supports Reform Party policy but wants potential supporters and voters to understand his personal views and opinions. For official Reform Party policy please visit: https://www.reformparty.uk

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