Nick Clegg – Drops Lords Reform
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[Nick Clegg – Drops Lords Reform]
[Nicholas William Peter “Nick” Clegg (7 January 1967)] Source: LYBIO.net
As you know, an elected House of Lords was part of the coalition agreement: a fundamental part of the contract that keeps the parties working together in the national interest. A contract not just to each other but a set of commitments we have made, collectively, to the British people. My party has held to that contract even when it meant voting for things that we found difficult. The Liberal Democrats are proving ourselves to be a mature and competent party of government and I am proud that we have met our obligations.
But the Conservative party is not honouring the commitment to Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. So I have told the prime minister that when, in due course, parliament votes on boundary changes for the 2015 election Liberal Democrats in Parliament will oppose them.
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