British House of Lords could move out of London


LONDON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — British government was considering moving the House of Lords, the upper house of the country’s parliament, out of London, British media reported on Monday.

Local media quoted the Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly as saying that the House of Lords “could move to York,” and the idea was among a “range of options” being considered to “reconnect” politics with voters out of the capital.

Both York and Birmingham had emerged as contenders to permanently host the House of Lords, media reports said.

There has been no official confirmation from the parliament.

A decision on whether to relocate the chamber will be determined as part of a constitutional review being launched in the spring, said the reports.