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IWD2018: Lib Dems call for the Lords to be renamed House of Peers

March 8, 2018 12:14 PM

On International Women's Day, the Liberal Democrats are calling on Parliament to rename the House of Lords the House of Peers to better reflect the crucial role women play in the upper chamber.

The bill, being laid in the House today by Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine, will highlight the fact that the House of Lords is a gendered title and put the issue on the legislative agenda for the rest of the parliament

Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, said:

"The current gender-specific House of Lords title is no longer appropriate. It feeds into an outdated and unacceptable narrative that political decision-making is a man's job."

"In this centenary year of female voting and election rights, it is surely time to recognise that our upper chamber is not a male preserve."

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