It is time to 'take back control' of the House of Lords

With Theresa May's 19 new lords from her resignation honours list, we once again we see our political honours system for what it is – nothing more than a grubby giveaway for loyal political allies and big party donors. Our legislators should be chosen and thrown out by the people, not appointed by politicians. Please sign our petition calling for an elected second chamber.

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The House of Lords is unsustainable – it’s too big, it costs too much and its members are totally unaccountable to the public.

It’s time for a fairly-elected House and let voters truly ‘take back control’.


In the face of yet another House of Lords scandal, we urgently need real reform of the upper chamber.

The Conservatives’ 2015 election manifesto said: “While we still see a strong case for introducing an elected element into our second chamber, this is not a priority in the next Parliament.”

It needs to be made a priority.