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What is the main purpose of the House of Lords?

Even those of you out there who have a passing knowledge of our campaigning work will know we are not the greatest cheerleaders for the House of Lords. Who could blame us? If you asked...

Posted 21 Aug 2019

While the purpose of the House of Lords is clear, the need for it to continue as it is now, is not

The Burns Report – Where Are We One Year On?

Mariya Green reflects on some of the research undertaken during her placement at the ERS The report of the Lord Speaker’s Committee on the Size of the House of Lords – more commonly known as...

Posted 11 Dec 2018

Burns report on size of the House of Lords

Lords lost in stasis as fake reforms go nowhere

Politics is often dominated by disagreements, but one thing almost everyone agrees on is this: the House of Lords is too big. At 800 members, we have the largest second chamber in the world. So...

Posted 02 Nov 2018

House of Lords Chamber