Keir Starmer: I will abolish House of Lords to ‘restore trust in politics’

Exclusive: Labour leader plans a new elected chamber after accusing successive Tory governments of handing peerages to ‘lackeys and donors’

Keir Starmer will abolish the House of Lords and replace it with a new elected chamber as part of plans to “restore trust in politics”, the Observer understands.

In a sweeping constitutional overhaul, the Labour leader has told the party’s peers that he wants to strip politicians of the power to make appointments to the Lords as part of the first-term programme of a Labour government. Starmer said that the public’s faith in the political system had been undermined by successive Tory leaders handing peerages to “lackeys and donors”.

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@Californiatange

RT @PaulMcGee01: Contrary to what most politicians claim, the majority of people do not want to REFORM the House of Lords. They want to ABO…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 14:10

@uisdeann

RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 14:04

@MurrayJones22

RT @PoliticoForYou: BREAKING 🚨🚨🚨 Keir Starmer abandons pledge to abolish the House of Lords in what he is proposing will be the 12 abandon…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 14:03

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RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:55

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RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:52

@JonHunt24065132

@Keir_Starmer That is Starmer all over, aiming for a fairer Britain but not a fair one, wants to abolish the House… https://t.co/1z9Gi6k8bH

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:42

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:39

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:33

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@TottenhamConse1 @Keir_Starmer @GordonBrown do you intend to beat him to the post?& abolish the House of Lords any… https://t.co/UiBNyU7geJ

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:30

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RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:28

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RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:27

@holywullie

RT @AlexKerrSNP: 🥀 Same old Labour. They had the chance to abolish the House of Lords when they were in Government and failed. Keir Starme…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:26

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RT @AlexKerrSNP: 🥀 Same old Labour. They had the chance to abolish the House of Lords when they were in Government and failed. Keir Starme…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:24

@LightGotta

RT @PeteWishart: Labour will abolish the Lords about the same time as Scotland gets 'near federalism'. What a totally predictable piece of…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:15

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:10

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:07

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RT @PoliDigitalUK: Sir Keir Starmer and Gordon Brown heading for clash over House of Lords abolition | Labour’s proposals to abolish the Ho…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 13:05

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Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:54

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:48

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:46

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

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RT @AlexKerrSNP: 🥀 Same old Labour. They had the chance to abolish the House of Lords when they were in Government and failed. Keir Starme…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:37

@ampherlaw1

RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:29

@RolandS13014285

RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:21

@jones27_susan

RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:18

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RT @TLDRNewsUK: 🌹 The Labour plan to abolish the House of Lords is to be 'watered down' amid a row between advisers working for Sir Keir St…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:16

@NickyZog

RT @lara_spirit: EXC: Labour’s pledge to abolish the Lords is set to be watered down in favour of “reform” after an eleventh hour row betwe…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:14

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RT @TottenhamConse1: Another U-Turn from @Keir_Starmer. He was promising to abolish the House of Lords, now this has been watered down to…

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Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:04

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RT @AlexKerrSNP: 🥀 Same old Labour. They had the chance to abolish the House of Lords when they were in Government and failed. Keir Starme…

Posted on: 2022-12-04 12:01