Category - house of lords

  • 12 Mar 2010
  • 12 Mar 2010

    Democracy campaign Power2010, which is aiming to "change politics - for good", is achieving an extraordinary response to its online initiative encouraging C of E bishops to back Lords reform.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    There are 26 Church of England bishops sitting in the House of Lords as of right. They have been there since the time of Henry VIII - a constitutional set-up that leaves us in the inglorious company of Iran... and very few others.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    Almost everyone now sees the need for a reformed second chamber in parliament - where minorities can be properly represented, legislation decently scrutinised, and government held fairly in check.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    Grassroots democracy campaign Power2010, members of the public and civil and faith groups, are urging Church of England bishops to work for a reformed and accountable Second Chamber.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    The religion and society think-tank Ekklesia has today teamed up with democracy campaign Power2010 in an initiative to urge Church of England bishops to take a lead in reforming the House of Lords.

  • 5 Mar 2010

    There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide awake.

  • 3 Mar 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.

  • 23 Feb 2010

    Senior Church of England bishops in the House of Lords say that they will now support an amendment to the Equality Bill to lift the ban on civil partnership ceremonies taking place on religious premises.