Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

The members of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill were appointed on 23rd June 2011 (Commons) and 6th July 2011 (Lords). The members, with links to their Wikipedia pages, are:

House of Lords:

Baroness Andrews, Labour.

Bishop of Leicester, no affiliation.

Lord Hennesy of Nympsfield, Crossbench.

Lord Norton of Louth, Conservative.

Lord Richard, Labour. (Chair).

Lord Rooker, Labour Independent.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Liberal Democrat.

Baroness Shephard of Northwold, Conservative.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Labour.

Lord Trefgarne, Conservative.

Lord Trimble, Conservative.

Lord Tyler, Liberal Democrat.

Baroness Young of Hornsey, Crossbench.

House of Commons:

Gavin Barwell MP, Conservative.

Tom Clarke MP, Labour.

Ann Coffey MP, Labour.

Bill Esterson MP, Labour.

Oliver Heald MP, Conservative.

Tristram Hunt MP, Labour.

Mrs Eleanor Laing MP, Conservative.

Dr William McCrea MP, Democratic Unionist Party.

Dr Daniel Poulter MP, Conservative.

Laura Sandys MP, Conservative.

John Stevenson MP, Conservative.

John Thurso MP, Liberal Democrat.

Malcolm Wicks MP, Labour. 


The Lordsreform.org website aims to inform public debate on changes proposed to the House of Lords in the 2011 White Paper. To focus discussion, it proposes some key changes to the Draft Bill regarding part-time Peers, size of House, and indirect elections. The website is edited by Dr Alex Reid.


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