UNLOCK DEMOCRACY WELCOMES LABOUR PLANS FOR ELECTED SENATE

Commenting on Labour’s proposals for an elected Senate, Alexandra Runswick, Director of Unlock Democracy, said:

“We welcome Labour’s proposals for an elected Senate. The House of Lords is undemocratic, unaccountable and unrepresentative. We can no longer allow party political wrangling to delay its reform. As power is devolved further across the country, an elected upper chamber could play a vital role in articulating the interests of all UK citizens. A Senate elected to represent the regions would give a powerful new voice to those currently marginalised at Westminster.”