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Progress of Lords Reform

Following the 2010 General Election the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government.  The coalition agreement stated that a committee would be formed to bring forward a draft motion on Lords reform by December, 2010.  This motion wasn’t published until May, 2011.  The bill which was introduced by the government on 27 June, 2012, provided for a second chamber which over a ten year transitional period would be transformed into a largely elected body.  After much opposition in the House of Commons the bill was withdrawn without a second reading. There are currently three bills concerning Lords reform progressing through Parliament: On…