A new British legislator will be elected soon to replace Edward Baldwin, who resigned on 9 May 2018.
But only 31 citizens will be able to vote. They are all so-called “aristocrats” who already sit in the House of Lords and belong to the same party group as Mr Baldwin. Only hereditary “lords” will be allowed to be candidates.
The new legislator will sit in the House of Lords, filling one of the seats that are reserved for 92 hereditary “lords”.
This is British democracy in 2018.