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ref date:23 Feb 1999 (WBA)
Labour peers fail to support their party

Many of the newly appointed 'life peers' inserted by Tony Blair to boost Labour's numbers in the House of Lords are failing to turn up and vote for the Government.

A recent survey shows that more than half of the 55 Labour peers appointed by the Prime Minister since the election have missed more than 33% of the votes they really should have attended...

Nice one Tony Boy. Looks like your favours haven't bought you the votes you and your sleazey Nu-Labour expected..