Only candidates who have inherited a title are eligible to stand, and only if they have put their name forward to be included on the register of hereditary peers. Out of 211 on the list only one is a woman. There is only one female hereditary peer sitting in the Lords, the Countess of Mar. … [Read more...] about Earl of Devon elected to the Lords in a poll of his hereditary peers
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Sturgeon, who took over as SNP leader and first minister of Scotland from Alex Salmond late last year, has categorically ruled out any pact with the Conservatives, while Nick Clegg has poured scorn on the idea of a rainbow coalition involving the SNP and the Liberal Democrats. … [Read more...] about Can I vote for the SNP if I live in England?
“The Paris accord commitments focused minds,” said Greenpeace’s Gulowsen, “and the oil price crash showed our oil is not always going to be profitable, and there may actually be an economic risk to relying on it. The mentality has changed.” … [Read more...] about Norway goes to the polls with the future of its oil and gas industry in play
“This week’s decision on Australia’s initial post-2020 climate commitment comes as nearly two-thirds of Australian believe that the Abbott government should take climate change more seriously, a surge of 6% from last year,” said John Connor, the chief executive of the Climate Institute. … [Read more...] about Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows
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