Constitutional - house of lords reform

  As part of the reforms for an English only parliament, the House of Lords could be revisited as a Libdem reform and I would like to see an age bar of at least 75 being created qualified only if you have specialist knowledge and skill to go on longer. I would like to see every Lord elected on merit and once elected can only be removed on the basis of illness, criminality or misconduct or reaching age 75. I am minded under New Labour reforms that there was a banker who spoke 8

languages fluently one of which was Japanese and he was removed to be replaced with what? There is a danger of losing experienced and skilled people who have had access to the best education, work experience and lifestyles but this should not prevent selection on merit over birth. If putting an age limit on the Lords did not reduce the numbers, then some other consideration be used like for example removal after 25 years or reaching 75 which ever is earliest.

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by Lesley on October 10, 2018 at 08:41PM

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  • Posted by Lesley October 10, 2018 at 20:42

    All members of the House of Lords be called “lay representatives” and remove the pomp and privilege of Lords and Ladies. The House of Lords should be renamed the House of lay representatives and should remain “unelected” to balance the House of Commons and “elected” politicians.
  • Posted by Lesley October 10, 2018 at 20:42

     Also £300 per day is acceptable as a lawyer in London is £500 per hour. The standard of editing and parliamentarianism in the House of Lords is currently exceptionally good most of the time.
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