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The by-election in the House of Lords

(All staments taken from the official House of Lords Notice of 15 September.)

Why you should vote for Merlin Charles Sainthill Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley, in his own words:



Why you should vote for Hugh Francis Savile Crossley, 4th Baron Somerleyton, in his own words:



Why you should vote for John David Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington, 14th Viscount Massereene and 7th Viscount Ferrard (who if elected will sit by virtue of his junior title, Baron Oriel), in his own words:



Why you should vote for Francis David Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech, in (some of) his own words:



Why you should vote for Charles Rodney Muff, 3rd Baron Calverley, in his own words:



Why you should vote for Anthony Nicholas Colin Maitland Biddulph, 5th Baron Biddulph, in his own words:



Why you should vote for John Anthony Cadman, 3rd Baron Cadman, in his own words:



[Edited] The winner of this election, which will be decided by the votes of an unelected legislature, will join the ranks of about 90 men and two women who, by virtue of the fact that their ancestors were politicians, will sit in the parliament of an EU member state and a nuclear power for life.

Comments

parrot_knight
Sep. 22nd, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
The seventy-five word limit presumably dates back to a time when all the candidates were old Lords hands and knew each other.
ceemage
Sep. 22nd, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
If, by that, you mean back to 1999, yes.
parrot_knight
Sep. 22nd, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am thinking of 1999.

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