You know you've hit rock bottom when your party won't even put you into the Lords. Former Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is kept from seat in the House of Lords - Telegraph It does sound like bitchiness. But for a man who clearly thought he should be Commissioner. Then he should be Mayor (those pesky voters). Oh that must burn. Somewhere a pink teddy is being thrown. Bit sad to see the Lords regarded in this way by party hacks. Once upon a time it would have been filled with war heroes and business people. The latter bought their way in, but at least they did something prior to that.