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Rebecca Long-Bailey vows to abolish House of Lords

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Rebecca Long-Bailey the Labour leadership contender has said she would abolish the House of Lords if she becomes the next Labour leader.

Speaking to Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme she said, “I do want to abolish the House of Lords and we’ll be rolling out as my campaign progresses how we intend to really shake up that constitutional package.

“There would need to be checks and balances in place, but to have a set of completely unelected people doing that I don’t think is right.”

Should she become the next prime minister she indicated that she will not step in the way of a fesh referendum on Scottish independence.

Long-Bailey said, “I’m fully committed to the union and I don’t think that should be shaken in any way, but ultimately the people of Scotland need to make the case.

“They’ve got their own Parliament to determine whether they want to push that and that will be for me as a prime minister to review and to look at.

“I wouldn’t want to inhibit the democracy of people because that’s one of the most fundamental pillars that we’re proud of in this country.”




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