The Life Peerages Act 1958

The Life Peerages Act 1958

2008 marked the 50th anniversary of the admission of life peers to the House of Lords, including women for the first time, under the 1958 Life Peerages Act. Explore the background to women in Parliament and trace the passage of the Act

The Life Peerages Act 1958

2008 marked the 50th anniversary of the admission of life peers to the House of Lords, including women for the first time, under the 1958 Life Peerages Act. Explore the background to women in Parliament and trace the passage of the Act