Lords Reform , a Tory coalition policy too…


The Guardian on 5th May 2012 had an article on Lords Reform:

Queen’s speech rebellion over Lords reform

Leading Conservatives are angry that Lib Dem policy is being pursued rather than measures to boost the economy

Yes Nick Clegg is driving this proposed bill but:

Tory Manifesto 2010 says:

We will work to build a consensus for a mainly-elected second chamber to replace the current house of Lords, recognising that an efficient and effective second chamber should play an important role in our democracy and requires both legitimacy and public confidence 

The Coalition Agreement says:

We will establish a committee to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly elected upper chamber on the basis of proportional representation.

That indicates that this is a Coalition policy and a TORY one too.

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