A meeting organised by the Leicester Unlock Democracy group on 28th March, 7-9pm, at the Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
Dr Ray Sutton will be discussing the House of Lords and the case for reform.
At the last general election, the three main political parties supported House of Lords reform, arguing that the current unelected Chamber was not democratic. Yet attempts to put this necessary reform into practice, proposed several times over the past 100 years, failed in 2012 due to massive Tory revolt in the Commons and divisions between Lib Dems and Labour about procedural and presentational issues. So what are the prospects now for reform?
There will be plenty of time for questions and comments from the audience – come along and share your ideas about how we can get Lords reform back on the agenda, and what you think a reformed chamber should look like.
The meeting will be split into two 20 minute talks, with time in between for discussion. We will have refreshments – entry is free (voluntary donations suggested £1)