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life peer

Brit a peer whose title lapses at his death
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The House of Lords Appointments Commission considers all nominations for independent People's Peers and makes its choices when Tony Blair decides to recruit a new batch.
The ages-old, unelected privilege of the House of Lords was to be undermined by the new avenger of the democratic age - The People's Peer.
The rule for picking the first batch of People's Peers was "that the human being will be comfortable operating in the House of Lords", we were told.
Lord Chan had been a member of the House of Lords on the Crossbenches since July, 2001, having been selected as one of the first People's Peers.
A YEAR ago the People's Peers swept into the House of Lords on a wave of Blairite spin.
The rest will be appointed - one-fifth as people's peers and the remainder going to the leaders of the political parties.
Since all but a handful of the hereditaries got flung out, the majority are so-called people's peers.
The baroness has been actively involved in debates on tobacco since she was made one of the first People's Peers.
THE champagne corks popped at the weekend down at Ray Mill House, Camilla Parker Bowles's gaff, on the news that Lady Howe had become one of the new People's Peers.
THE one title that does not fit the 15 new Lords named yesterday is People's Peers.
THE creation of the so-called People's Peers was defended by Lord Williams, who said he believed that their arrival would only help improve the already high quality of debate in the Lords.
He added: "The term People's Peers was not one of our invention.

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