[LMB] Cool, in fact cold, link of the day: Arctic politicalcampaigns OT:

Tracy MacShane billie_t at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 2 03:10:33 GMT 2005


On 01 Dec 2005 20:52:35 -0500, "James Burbidge"
<jamesandmary.burbidge at sympatico.ca> said:
> On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 20:17, Tracy MacShane wrote:

> 
> Peers of the Realm are actually Members of Parliament, since Parliament
> consists of both houses; they are not, however, members of the House of
> Commons.
> 
> The title is not used; or at least, it wasn't.  With the new situation
> where only a small number of hereditary peers vote in the House of
> Peers, the title might come into use to mark the distinction.

Lords do not officially seem to be considered "members" of Parliament,
although of course the House of Lords comprises part of Parliament.

"A Member of Parliament (MP) is elected by a particular area or
constituency in Britain to represent them in the House of Commons." 
http://www.parliament.uk/glossary/glossary.cfm?ref=membero_9629

-- 
http://www.fastmail.fm - A no graphics, no pop-ups email service




More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list