1. National

Clegg: 'Coalition contract broken'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today accused the Tories of breaking the coalition agreement by not proceeding with House of Lords reform and said his party would be withdrawing support for constituency boundary changes in return.

View all 21 updates ›

Clegg: 'Vested interests have blocked Lords reform'

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has said:

"I support an elected House of Lords because I believe those that make the laws of the land should be elected by those who have to obey the laws of the land. That's democracy.

"I knew that creating a democratic lords would not be straightforward. This cause has long been blocked by an establishment resistant to change and by the vested interests who benefit from maintaining the power of political patronage."

More on this story