Keir Starmer’s House of Lords ‘hypocrisy’: Labour leader vows to axe upper chamber… but he helped ex-MP Tom Watson get peerage despite VIP abuse storm
- Labour leader plans to introduce an elected upper chamber if he becomes PM
- He is said to want to strip politicians of power to make appointments to the Lords
- Senior Labour MP says the time was right to democratise the House of Lords
Sir Keir Starmer has been branded hypocritical for vowing to abolish the House of Lords soon after nominating a controversial Labour bigwig for a peerage.
The party’s leader plans to introduce an elected upper chamber as part of sweeping constitutional reforms if he becomes prime minister, it was revealed yesterday.
He is said to want to strip politicians…