Members of the Lords, including a council leader and a former Lord Mayor, debated local democracy in the UK on Thursday 28 January.
This was a general debate. They usually take place on a Thursday in the Lords chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was tabled by Lord Shipley (Liberal Democrat).
Other speaks included:
- Lord Beecham (Labour), former chairman of the Local Government Association
- Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former Lord Mayor of Liverpool
- Lord True (Conservative), leader of the Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council
Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative), responded on behalf of the Government.
Lord Murphy of Torfaen (Labour), Lord Porter of Spalding (Conservative), Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative) and Lord Stunell (Liberal Democrat) gave their maiden speeches.