Prime Minister Sabotages Lords Reform

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.”