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Petition: Elect the Lords

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To: Rt Hon David Cameron MP

In 1911, Parliament committed itself to replacing the House of Lords with "a Second Chamber constituted on a popular instead of hereditary basis"[1].  100 years later, it is long past time this happened.

We therefore call on Her Majesty's Government to enact legislation for a wholly or mainly elected upper house, within the lifetime of this Parliament, using a system of proportional representation.


Notes:

[1] The preamble to the Parliament Act 1911 states:

whereas it is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a Second Chamber constituted on a popular instead of hereditary basis, but such substitution cannot be immediately brought into operation.