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US News House of Lords 'could be moved to York' as Boris Johnson shifts power to new Tory northern heartlands

11:51  19 january  2020
11:51  19 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Boris Johnson is determined to reconnect new Tory heartlands with politics. MPs and peers are already due to move out of the building for around six years in 2025 while the multi-billion pound If York was chosen, the city would become a centre of political power for the first time since the English

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  House of Lords 'could be moved to York' as Boris Johnson shifts power to new Tory northern heartlands © Getty

The House of Lords could be moved to York as Boris Johnson shifts power to his new Tory political heartlands.

The government is considering permanently relocating the second chamber to the north or midlands, in a signal that he is determined to give a voice to the areas that delivered his election victory.

The PM is believed to have ordered detailed work on the practicalities of putting the Lords in Yorkshire. 

The plans have gone as far as identifying disused land owned by the government near York railway station as a potential site, according to the Sunday Times. 

The Commons could also go 'on tour', holding debates away from London, in a bid to reconnect democracy to the wider UK.

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BORIS JOHNSON is planning to move the House of Lords to York with Birmingham also in the running. Boris Johnson could move the House of Lords to York (Image: GETTY). The House of Lords was historically the more powerful of the two Houses of Parliament but that distinction now

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to relocate parliament's upper house , the House of Lords , to the northern English city of In last month's national election for the lower house , Johnson 's Conservatives won a swathe of seats in the traditional Northern English heartland of the

  House of Lords 'could be moved to York' as Boris Johnson shifts power to new Tory northern heartlands © Reuters

Tory chairman James Cleverly told Sky News' Ridge on Sunday: 'What we are looking at is a whole range of options on making sure the whole of the UK feels properly connected to politics.'

Pressed on whether the government would move the Lords, he said: 'We might. It is one of a range of things that we are looking at.'  

The Lords proposals would use the huge restoration project currently getting under way at Parliament as a springboard for change,

MPs and peers are already due to move out of the building for around six years in 2025 while the multi-billion pound overhaul takes place.

But the idea being mooted in Downing Street is that peers would end up in a new purpose-built building away from London.  

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to relocate parliament's upper house , the House of Lords , to the northern English city of York , the Sunday In last month's national election for the lower house , Johnson 's Conservatives won a swathe of seats in the traditional Northern English heartland of the

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to relocate parliament's upper house , the House of Lords , to the northern English city of York , the Sunday In last month's national election for the lower house , Johnson 's Conservatives won a swathe of seats in the traditional Northern English heartland of the

If York was chosen, the city would become a centre of political power for the first time since the English Civil War - when it played host to the Council of the North. 

a group of people watching a band on stage in front of a crowd: The Commons (pictured) could also go 'on tour', holding debates away from London, in a bid to reconnect democracy to the wider UK © Provided by Daily Mail The Commons (pictured) could also go 'on tour', holding debates away from London, in a bid to reconnect democracy to the wider UK

The three-hour travel time is seen as manageable, with technology deployed to minimise the need to be in the same location as MPs and ministers. 

One senior government source told the Sunday Times: 'The York proposal is much further along. 

'The PM is also keen to have parliamentary sessions in the regions, be it Sunderland or Manchester, so people get a chance to feel democracy in action first hand.' 

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