Hooray for Claire Tyler

One to add to the lists of saints rather than sinners amongst Liberal Democrat peers: Claire Tyler recently joined the Lords and unlike some of her colleagues hasn’t started backsliding from the party’s very clear and long-standing commitment to introduce elections for the Lords.

Instead her piece in the latest edition of Liberator takes apart the arguments from opponents of elections: “We must be careful not to come across as a party of constitutional obsessives out of touch with the electorate. But we must also hold true to our principles and values. Government is about tacking a rage of tricky issues at the same time … Let’s not miss this opportunity to complete the historic reform process started by Asquith a century ago”.

Well said Claire.

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