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Position on June 2018 Hereditary Peer By-elections

A hereditary peer 'by-election' has been called following the retirement of the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, grandson of Stanley Baldwin. We've analysed these sham elections - with the findings showing they make a mockery...

Posted 04 Jun 2018

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Background on Hereditary Peers By-elections

Download the briefing (408.5KB pdf) Jess Garland, Research Advisor, Electoral Reform Society July 2017 The result of the most recent hereditary peer by-election will be announced on Wednesday 19 July. This by-election was called following...

Posted 28 Jun 2017

Response to PACAC on the Hosue of Lords

Download Submission (388.5KB pdf) ‘Is the House of Lords an effective second chamber?’ January 10th, 2017 Electoral Reform Society submission to Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) Inquiry on the Size and Composition of...

Posted 10 Jan 2017