To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Life Peerages Act, and the competition to find the most outstanding peer of the past fifty years, The Yorkshire Post last month carried an article of mine on the attributes that are required to make an effective member of the House of Lords.
For anyone who would like to read it, it is available online at:
I think I have identified the key attributes of an effective member of the House, but I shall be interested to know if anyone thinks I have omitted any key features. For those who watch debates in the House, what is it that you think makes for an effective peer?
As a postscript, thanks to a friend, Colin MacArthur, for the picture that illustrates this post. I shall also be utilising some others he took when he was over from his current abode in Australia.