House of Lords: First elections in 2015 says Tory leader

The Conservative leader of the House of Lords claimed the first elections to a new-style Senate, or second chamber for the reformed Lords, could be held in May 2015.

Lord Strathclyde explained coalition plans to change the Lords where 80% of members would eventually be elected for a 15-year term, and not able to stand for re-election.

He said of the planned election: "It will be a very great moment and the end of a story that has run for over 100 years."

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