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life peer

Brit a peer whose title lapses at his death
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This is the body that vets the fitness of "people's peers" to take the ermine and judges if they are up to the job.
The so-called People's Peers list includes two professors and a bucketload of sirs and ladies.
Mr Sleath was among people campaigning against the recent tree felling around Newbold Comyn and was a failed applicant for the government's People's Peers scheme.
Our cultural, religious, and political institutions need to develop safety nets to counteract and respond to the pressures of the market, the media, and many young people's peers.
There is also a channel for "people's peers", whereby an independent Commission nominates half a dozen people annually, to sit as cross-benchers.
She was recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission as one of four new crossbench "people's peers".
She was selected for the House of Lords in 2001 as one of the first 'people's peers', and has since been one of the most outspoken voices in the campaign for a smoking ban, publishing a Private Member's Bill in the Lord's in 2004 proposing giving the Welsh Assembly Government the power to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and shopping centres.
One of the first "People's Peers", Lord Chan was a member of the House of Lords on the crossbenches from July, 2001.
The idea was to make the Lords more representative by banishing ancient hereditary peers and replacing them with Tony's vitally modern "People's Peers".
She first had the title as a royal lady in waiting, then as the wife of former chancellor Lord Geoffrey Howe, and then as one of the "people's peers" appointed to the Lords in their own right.
We were promised "people's peers" by Blair but then none of the ordinary people nominated for them got one.

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