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People's Peer Lord Adebowale on House of Lords voting

Former binman Lord Adebowale explained how he beat 5,000 others when applying to become a People's Peer, although he disliked the phrase for the job that saw new faces in the House of Lords.

The cross-bencher has been present for 5% of votes, but said he saw no point speaking and voting on legislation he did not understand.

He said: "I speak on those things I know something about and I speak where I can make a difference."

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  • 14 Jun 2011
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