Removing Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
There have been votes in Parliament on the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords.
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Hilary Benn generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords
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On 10 Nov 1999:
Hilary Benn voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Exceptions from the rule that hereditary peers should be abolished
On 8 Jul 2003:
Hilary Benn was absent for a vote on House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers
On 7 Mar 2007:
Hilary Benn voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places
On 23 Jun 2011:
Hilary Benn voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords
On 10 Jul 2012:
Hilary Benn voted in favour of reforming the House of Lords, introducing 15 year terms for most members and introducing an elected element.
On 19 Oct 2016:
Hilary Benn voted against reducing the number of MPs but for reducing the number of members of the House of Lords.
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