Coalition Break Pledge on Creating Lords Promise to Appoint Peers Based on "Share of the Vote"

The Coalition agreement states that “Lords appointments will be made with the objective of creating a second chamber that is reflective of the share of the vote secured by the political parties in the last general election.” In 2010 UKIP got 919,546 votes or 3.1%. while the Greens got 285,616 votes or 1%. So despite them getting three times the vote share of the Greens, cowardly Cameron has ducked enobling a new UKIP peer. Their spokesman tells Guido:

“This is the establishment rewarding the establishment for being the establishment.”

The LibDems get a disproportionate amount of Peers and Cameron looks frit.




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