Scrap the House of Lords instead of moving it to York - Yorkshire Post Letters

What are your views on the future of the House of Lords?
What are your views on the future of the House of Lords?
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From: Coun Tim Mickleburgh (Lab), Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

At first I was pleased to learn that the House of Lords might well be moving to York. Yet to say the Lords is part of the nation’s democratic process is somewhat misleading.

The site in York which could become the new home of the House of Lords.

The site in York which could become the new home of the House of Lords.

Its members have not got there through election but appointment. Indeed the likes of Zac Goldsmith had just lost at the ballot box. So instead of moving out of London, perhaps we should just not have the Lords at all.

The history of York as a seat of power as Lords move is mooted
From: Arthur Quarmby, Mill Moor Road, Meltham.

Can one find any piece of useful legislation coming out of the Lords over the past half-century? What part of our democracy would we lose if we simply closed the place down? It is a useless relic from a bygone age and has long passed its sell-by date.

York called 'a bit of the south that happens to be in the north' in Lords debate
From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

Hopefully the Lords is moved out of London (The Yorkshire Post, January 20). As far as Newcastle would be my preference.

They would then appreciate the difficulties with travel in the North and be less able to sign in for their £300 daily fee, signing out simultaneously. Go for it, Boris.

From: John Urquhart, Newcastle upon Tyne.

House of Lords move to York? Good idea. It would be eight miles from the largest physical store of scientific knowledge in the world: the British Lending Library at Boston Spa.