Electoral systems are means to an end. The ends can and do differ, so one selects an electoral system appropriate to the end. We have, as others have already mentioned, the Alternative Vote (AV) system for electing a replacement peer when an hereditary peer in the House dies. My objection is to ends rather than the means. I want to get rid of the by-election provision for hereditary peers. The electoral system is not a particular problem. In the election to replace Lord Strabolgi, we will be electing someone to be available to serve the House, should we need to call on their services, as Deputy Speaker or in some other office. Through the election, we are not choosing an executive. That is the crucial difference. If we were, I would take a different view but it is for a limited purpose and has no wider implications. Elections to the House of Commons are a different matter since they do have a purpose beyond choosing the individual – electors are choosing a government and the voting system has a relevance for that outcome.