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The plan, in the proposed new House, is to make members serve a non renewable 15 year term and to restrict eligibility for former members to be elected to the House of Commons (for 4.5 years after they leave the Lords). It is hoped that this approach will avoid creating a House of people obsessed with making sure they can be re-elected.
Now if the House of Commons were to chosen by sortition the 4.5 year hiatus would be out the window.
But then what powers would the House of Lords have, seeing that it is largely ineffective at the moment?
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