Sunday, November 07, 2004

Baroness Barron?

Delighted to learn that Cllr Liz Barron has made it to the Lib Dem interim peers list.
What's that I hear you ask?
Well, it is the system that the party has chosen in an attempt to make sure that selection process for the House of Lords is more open and transparent. Charles (or any other leader) is supposed to choose people from this list.

That's the theory. The initial list was produced about 5 years ago and only a proportion of the elected people, at that time, are now in the House of Lords. There have also been some rumblings among the party faithful because Charles has often chosen more people who are not on the list than are on - ultimately it is his call.

So, this is no guarantee that we will have a Baroness Barron but there is certainly a fighting chance!