Prime Minister May has appointed new legislators to sit in Parliament’s House of Lords, including nine members of her own party. One is said to be a personal friend of the Conservative Party leader.
These appointments sabotage recommendations from a House of Lords committee that the number of legislators-for-life be limited to 600.
Darren Hughes, chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society, said: “This has now gone beyond a joke . . . they’re packing the upper house with former MPs and retired party hacks.”