Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson has today sent out an e-mail to Liberal Democrat members and supporters asking them to spread the word about the need for Lords Reform on the day the Bill was published. This is what she had to say:
Did you know that only the UK and Lesotho allow people to inherit seats in Parliament? In the 21st century, that’s simply embarrassing, and it has to end.
We can only do this with your help. Today, the Bill for an elected House of Lords has been published. Over the coming weeks I’ll be asking you to help spread the word.
Today, I need you to do one thing - “Like” our Fix Parliament campaign on Facebook.
We know that if we as Lib Dems don’t fight to fix our broken system, nobody will. I won’t let this opportunity pass, but we will fail unless all of us make this change happen.
Jo Swinson MP
PS We’ll be in touch over the coming weeks to let you know more. Today, if you “like” our Facebook page, we’ll get the flying start we need.
* Caron Lindsay is Wednesday editor at Lib Dem Voice and blogs at Caron’s Musings