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    I read today that Mandelson could possibly give up his life peerage to take up a seat in the Commons thanks to new legislation which was going through...

    I was wondering if any one knew what this legislation was? I remember reading that Sir Alec Douglas-Home gave up a peerage in order to take up a seat in the Commons and become PM, so assumed such legislation already existed?

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    The legislation that allowed Sir Alec Douglas Home to give up his peerage (the Peerage Act 1963) only applies to hereditary peerages which were inherited.

    Life peerages you cannot presently give up. But it looks as though that will become possible under the Constitutional Reform bill, should it become an Act.
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    The legislation that allowed Sir Alec Douglas Home to give up his peerage (the Peerage Act 1963) only applies to hereditary peerages which were inherited.

    Life peerages you cannot presently give up. But it looks as though that will become possible under the Constitutional Reform bill, should it become an Act.
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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