Ming Campbell urges Lib Dem peers to back Lords reforms

One of the speakers in the Lords reform debate at Liberal Democrat conference was former party leader Ming Campbell, who not only backed the plans for elections to a reformed upper house but also directly addressed the Lib Dem peers who have been talking of opposing the introduction of elections:

The motion was passed overwhelmingly, including the diversity amendment.

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3 Comments

  • I did an A Level politics course a number of years ago. The person who taught me said that no-one gives up power voluntarily. Seems that too many of our peers feel this way.

  • Malcolm Todd 24th Sep '11 - 5:23pm

    @Dave Besag
    “The person who taught me said that no-one gives up power voluntarily. ”
    Your teacher obviously wasn’t a classicist, or they would have heard of Sulla.

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