Archive: Lords Resignation

Last week, the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley has decided to resign. | Copyright: iStock

Britain's democratic farce: This is how the upcoming 'hereditary by-election' will work

The crossbench grouping of the 4th Earl Baldwin is one of several set out in law, meaning that when one hereditary peer retires or dies, a 'by-election' is held for a replacement chosen from within that group.

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