The House of Lords
The House of Lords, which Walter Bagehot described in 1867 as one of the ‘dignified’ as opposed to the ‘efficient’ parts of the constitution, has had a long and varied history during which it has displayed considerable institutional resilience. However, since the 1832 Reform Act, its existence has been characterised by steadily declining political power, offset to some extent by its continuing political influence, especially in the Conservative party.
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