Daily Archives: 21 February 2007

Lords Reform Day

It’s all go around here…

Dear supporter,

LORDS REFORM – THE BIG PUSH

Lords Reform Day has been tentatively scheduled as 7 March 2007: this is the day that, following two days of debate, MPs will be given a free vote on composition of the House of Lords.

Elect the Lords and Unlock Democracy have set up Lords Reform Day to help build up a caucus of reform over the next few weeks. We are asking supporters to help us by emailing their friends, promoting the site on their own website or blog and adding their name as a supporter.

In particular, we are extremely keen to encourage people to write to their MPs over the next few weeks – even if you already have done before. With the vote now just weeks away, every letter sent to your MP will help to concentrate their minds. To look up your MP’s voting record on Lords Reform, and write to them online, please follow this link: http://www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk/lrd/write.php

We are also supporting the Rally for a Democratic House of Lords, which will be held in the House of Commons Grand Committee Room on Monday 26 February from 7pm. Chaired by Chris Bryan MP, Neil Kinnock, Charles Kennedy and Ken Clarke have been invited to speak.

If you are able to get there, I do hope you will attend. Please email info@electthelords.org.uk to let us know you will be coming.

Finally, we are hosting a meeting with the Canadian High Commission on the recent Canadian experience on Senate and party funding reform. Places are filling up now, so please remember to book your place.

Best wishes,

Peter Facey
Director, Unlock Democracy