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Unit in the news: Meg Russell comments on the new peerage list

2 August 2013

Meg Russell's work on Lords has received a lot of attention in the light of the recent additions to the House of Lords. She has been cited in the following articles:

The Times (02 August 2013)
New faces push the supersized House of Lords towards 1,000

The Guardian (01 August  2013)
Lords reform: step by step

The Financial Times (01 August 2013)
New peerage list prompts criticism

The Guardian (01 August  2013)

Unreformed House of Lords getting larger all the time


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