house of lords

  • January 3, 2018

    The Electoral Reform Society is calling for an urgent review of House of Lords protocol, after an investigation found that retired peers can give guests access to bars and restaurants in the chamber for the rest of their lives.

  • December 22, 2017

    During a debate following a report by the Lord Speaker’s Committee which proposed to reduce the number of life peers, several peers, including members of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG), called for a corresponding reduction in the number of bishops from the Church of England who have the right to sit and vote in the House of Lords.

  • November 16, 2017

    The place of Church of England bishops in the House of Lords has once again been criticised by MPs debating proposals on the size of the House of Lords. 

  • November 15, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society has released an analysis of the state of the House of Lords in 2017 – revealing the ‘democratic crisis’ at the heart of the Lords.

  • November 8, 2017

    The Chair of the House of Lords Committee responsible for reducing the number of peers has stated that the Committee believes there should be a reduction in the number of seats reserved for Church of England bishops.

  • October 24, 2017

    New analysis shows that Lords who did not speak, sit on committees, or submit written questions to government have claimed nearly half a million pounds in expenses and allowances in 2016/17.

  • October 18, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society says leaked proposals for reform of the House of Lords are 'hyper-cautious'and would not bring democratic accountability.

  • September 22, 2017

    Peers who haven’t spoken in the Lords for an entire year have claimed nearly £1.3 million in expenses and allowances, research from the Electoral Reform Society has revealed.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society has expressed disappointment at the news that David Cameron has appointed 16 Peers in his resignation honours list, making the second chamber more bloated and costly than ever.

  • April 20, 2016

    The government yesterday backed away from plans to ban workers from opting to pay their union subscriptions through payroll in the public sector – the so-called ‘check-off’ system.