Dear Prime Minister,
In the face of yet another House of Lords scandal, we urgently need real reform of the upper chamber.
The Conservatives’ 2015 election manifesto said: “While we still see a strong case for introducing an elected element into our second chamber, this is not a priority in the next Parliament.”
The stream of allegations of misconduct and abuses of privilege mean Lords reform must now be made a priority.
The House of Lords is unsustainable – it’s too big, it costs too much and its members are totally unaccountable to the public.
It’s time to come forward with concrete proposals for a fairly-elected House and let voters truly ‘take back control’.