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While most opinion polls predict the defeat of the ruling conservative party led by Rishi Sunak in the 2024 British general election, the leader of the political party opposing the government started his election campaign by promising to dissolve the British House of Lords. The dissolve the British House of Lords by the Labour Party is one of the bold promises of this party.
Keir Starmer’s election plans
One of Keir Starmer’s election programs is dissolving the British House of Lords. Keir Starmer, who these days considers himself the new tenant of building number 10 Downing Street, described the plans of the government under his leadership a few days ago and promised that if he wins the next election, he will move the power away from Westminster and will transfer it to city councils and elected institutions of the people.
The Labour Party seeks a just society and a strong economy.
From the point of view of the Labour Party, dissolving the British House of Lords is a helpful step. Referring to the economic problems of the people, Starmer added that if the Labour Party wins the next election, people will see a change not only in the government. But also in the way it is run because the path to a just society and a strong economy is directly in the hands of taxes. On this basis, Starmer promised to replace the House of Lords, whose members are mostly appointed, with a smaller and democratic one whose representatives are elected by the people, and the administration will have fewer expenses for the government.
Costing the taxpayer by the Conservatives
The dissolve the British House of Lords is one of the most critical election programs of the Labour Party in favour of the tax on the poor. This is while the ruling conservative party is accused of making arbitrary appointments in the House of Lords and imposing more costs on taxpayers. It is said that the former PM of the UK, Boris Johnson, plans to appoint several of his relatives, including the owner of the Evening Standard, to the House of Lords. Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss is seeking similar action despite a disastrous leadership that lasted only seven weeks.
Low chance of conservatives keeping power
The dissolve the British House of Lords is a significant action. After 12 years at the helm of the government and laying the groundwork for the disastrous withdrawal of the UK from the EU, which according to official statistics and the admission of observers, has dealt a heavy blow to the country’s economy, the conservatives are in a situation where they have little chance of staying in power. The change of six prime ministers in the last decade has destroyed public confidence in the performance of the conservatives. Rishi Sunak, who has no hope of winning the general election, is now focusing on maintaining the status quo and saving the government from collapse.
The defeat of the conservative party in the mid-term elections
The widespread wave of strikes by employees and workers of various unions, the increase in public protests following the double-digit inflation, and the worrying outlook of the economic situation, which the finance minister refers to as a storm, have shaken the foundations of the government. In recent weeks, the British people have launched several protest demonstrations with the presence of senior figures of the Labour Party to hold early elections and want to remove the conservatives from power. Meanwhile, the conservative party lost in the by-elections of Chester city last week, with a large margin against other political parties.
Absolute disgrace for Rishi Sunak’s government
Labour believes the Chester vote showed people want a Labor-led government. Angela Rayner, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, said that the British are fed up with the conservative government and its disastrous policies. She clarified that Sunak’s government no longer has the support of the people. Meanwhile, many experts have interpreted the results of the Chester election as a complete disgrace for Rishi Sunak’s government. They believe that the countdown to the fall of his government has begun.
Conservatives’ popularity declined according to polls.
According to the latest poll conducted in the UK, the popularity of the conservative ruling party is much lower than the Labour Party. The findings of YouGov show that 48% of people support the Labour Party, and 25% support Rishi Sunak’s party. In such a situation, the Labour Party, with the slogan of transformation in the British political system, which is said to be derived from the plan of Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, hopes to seize power from the conservatives in the parliamentary elections of 2024.
The increasing popularity of the opposition Labour Party
The opposition Labour Party, which according to polls, has a high chance of winning the next parliamentary elections, has considered fundamental changes in the political system of this country, including the dissolve the British House of Lords. UK’s largest opposition party (Labour Party) proposes fundamental changes in the British political system. The House of Lords will especially feel the effects of these reforms.
The Labour Party has a high chance of winning the election.
A recently published report made waves in the UK; Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party proposes replacing the second chamber of Parliament – the House of Lords – with a democratically elected body. According to him, its members have been determined so far. According to opinion polls, Labour will win the general election scheduled for 2024, replacing the Conservatives.
Restoring public trust in politics
Opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer also supported the report. “Biggest ever transfer of power from Westminster to the British people,” Starmer said. At the same time, he emphasized that MPs should discuss this plan now. This report stresses that the goal is to restore trust in politics, including that part-time jobs for MPs, are going to be banned. In addition, the decentralization of London-centric politics is envisaged by moving officials and one-tenth of civil servants to other cities.
Increasing the powers of economically weak areas
According to the plan, economically weaker areas, for example, in the north of the UK, should be given more powers. The rights of individual parts of the country should also be expanded to limit independence efforts, such as in Scotland. One of the most attractive requests of the opposition is the request for fundamental reforms in the House of Lords, whose members have been appointed so far. Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the Labour Party, said that the House of Lords is unstable in this form.
Agenda of the Labour Party
Referring to controversial appointments by former prime minister Boris Johnson, he stressed that there was a feeling that many were only appointed because of their links to the Conservative Party and not because of their contribution to society. According to him, a democratically elected chamber representing regions and parts of the country should replace the House of Lords. Starmer also said: I will abolish the House of Lords to restore trust in politics.
Essential reforms considered by the Labour Party
He added that he hopes to carry out the desired reforms if he wins the national elections in the first round of his prime ministership. The latest poll shows a downward trend in the popularity of the conservative ruling party led by Rishi Sunak and a meagre chance of this party winning the upcoming elections. A month after Sunak’s victory in the Conservative by-election, statistical data from the YouGov polling institute shows that the party’s popularity is significantly lower than that of the main opposition party to the government.
Polls on the popularity of parties
In the poll, 25 percent of people supported the conservative party, one percentage point less than the previous poll conducted two weeks ago. On the other hand, 48% of people have declared their support for the Labour Party led by Keir Starmer, which has increased by one percentage point compared to the previous round. According to this report, the Liberal Democratic Party received 9%, the Green Party 5%, and the Reform Party 5% of the votes.
A decline in the popularity of the Conservatives
The decline in the popularity of the conservative ruling party started at the end of the prime ministership of Boris Johnson. It fell after the disclosure of the mentioned violations during the general quarantine and the government’s economic austerity program.
The controversial economic plans of Liz Truss
Then the controversial economic program of the Liz Truss government, which caused severe financial turmoil in the UK, aggravated the situation. Despite the promises of the Rishi Sunak government, the ruling party’s popularity has not improved. This is while the economic crisis of the UK has been in the worst situation in the last half century, and Sunak stated that people should not expect the government to be the solution to all their problems.
According to the Bank of England’s head, the UK has entered a long period of economic stagnation. The current situation has caused widespread dissatisfaction, and many public sectors have gone on strike at different times. Most polls show that the Conservatives have little chance of winning the 2024 general election and will lose many parliamentary seats. Last month, massive demonstrations were held in London in support of holding snap parliamentary elections, and the pressure for the Conservatives to step down from power continues.