Green party bound for the Lords

The Green Party of England and Wales expects about seven of its members to become peers

The Green Party of England and Wales expects about seven of its members to become peers.

A draft bill on Lords reform is due by the end of May, but will not enter force for some time. In the interim, the government aims to make the chamber more reflective of votes cast in general elections.

An internal election for ten prospective peers ended on 31 March, with London Assembly member Jenny Jones, barrister Emma Dixon and transport campaigner Professor John Whitelegg leading the field.

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