Prime Minister Sabotages Lords Reform

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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.”