Expertise in the House of Lords is vital and supplied by the cross benchers: there is no democratic deficit and so elections are not needed.
British Politics and Policy at LSE
(13 Jul 2011)
What difference would reducing or eliminating the appointed number of members in the House of Lords have? They play a vital part in the upper House’s scrutiny function. Baroness Frances D’Souza examines the arguments in favour of keeping elections out of the House of Lords.
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