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Nick Clegg confirms Lords reforms have been officially withdrawn

The government has officially withdrawn proposed legislation for elections to the House of Lords after admitting defeat over the plans last month.

In a statement to the Commons, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said ministers had sought but failed to build a consensus on the changes.

Tory MPs who opposed the plans cheered Mr Clegg as he confirmed the U-turn on the first day after the recess.

  • 03 Sep 2012
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