excludes 12 peers who are on leave of absence, 16 disqualified, senior members of the judiciary and 1 disqualified as an MEP
I know about the MEP and the judges. Didn\’t know you could have a leave of absence but no matter.
But those 16 disqualified?
Reasons for diqualification are few and far between. Being under 21 or being a not UK, Irish or Commonwealth citizen. Well, yes, but that would only deal with the hereditaries really and they\’re now elected by the other hereditaries. So they wouldn\’t elect someone who couldn\’t sit, would they?
Then there\’s a conviction for high treason but I think we would have heard about it if that had happened.
The only other one is bankruptcy (I can\’t even see there\’s one for insanity for example).
So my assumption is that 16 Life Peers have managed to make themselves bankrupt.
I wonder who they are?