Tag Archive for Peers

Can peers vote?

Lord Norton

Baroness Murphy’s post reminds me of a question frequently raised in discussions about the Lords.  Can peers vote in parliamentary elections?  The answer is no.  Or rather, members of the House of Lords cannot vote in parliamentary elections.  Prior to 1999 it was held in common law that it was the status of being a…

The most fanciable peers?

Lord Norton

It appears that the Sky News team have named their most fanciable MPs. Not to be outdone when it comes to generating lists, the doyen of list-makers and bloggers, Iain Dale, has invited nominations for the most fanciable political journalists. Why is it that when such lists are compiled, the Lords never get a look…