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Because Barons (and Baronesses) are people too – the Lords hit the web!

house of lordsHaving successfully dipped their toes into the social media pool with their Twitter account, the party’s peers have now launched their very own blog. The site is intended to give an insight into the often overlooked work the group are doing in the second chamber. Because – let’s be honest here – even the most committed of members can be forgiving for not thumbing through Hansard on their morning commute.
 
In the past week alone there have been blog posts from Roger Roberts

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How to keep up to date with the Liberal Democrat Lords

Here’s a question which tends to get lost amid the heat and noise generated around the issue of Lords reform – what do the members of the second chamber actually do?

Or at least, what are the Liberal Democrat peers doing on a daily basis? And this isn’t meant in a facetious way. Unless you’re in the gainful employment of the party’s peers, or a broken leg has left you with far too much time in front of BBC Parliament, chances are you might not know how the Lords are working to ensure that every piece of legislation which crosses their …

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  • User Avatarpetermartin2001 27th May - 11:19am
    Tom, It's good that you've taken an interest in politics. I'd like to be able to join the Lib Dems too. They'd probably have me...
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    Welcome, Tom. Just one point : " When my Labour-run council voted unanimously to close a respite centre for the severely disabled, it shot down"....
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    "suzanne fletcher 21st Jan '16 - 12:05am no info on number of houses targeted as most are not reported. 2 reasons. 1. people are very...
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    The other issue that is the simplistic narrative if it has any impact at all will simply hamper getting more women in politics.
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    There seems to be some confusion about the role of Headteachers and local authorities from the usual suspects who place themselves 'to the right' of...
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    Mike Falchikov “US or Russia, do you really think that there are many people in those countries (or any foreign countries for that matter)taking an...