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Lord Prior obituary

House Of Lords

Although he spent nearly 30 years in the House of Commons and served as a cabinet minister for nine of those years, in two Conservative administrations, James Prior, who has died aged 89, failed to fulfil his true potential.


House Of Lords

Ukip and Greens demand more peers in House of Lords

The Green party’s leader, Natalie Bennett, and Ukip’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, have called for their parties to be given more peers in the House of Lords in the dissolution honours list, in recognition of the share of the vote they achieved at the general election.