Nick Clegg expected to abandon Lords Reform

Nick Clegg is expected will make an announcement on House of Lords reform today amid speculation that he has been forced to abandon plans for a mainly-elected second chamber.

The Prime Minister has been trying to tempt anti-reform Conservative MPs after a major rebellion over the Reform Bill last month.

However it is believed he has had little success despite the plans being one of the most cherished planks of the coalition agreement for the Liberal Democrats.