Do you mean Sedgefield? Sedgefield is in Co Durham, whereas Sedgemoor is in Somerset (as in 'battle of . . .) and falls within the constituency of Bridgwater.Be careful what you wish for.
The Rt Hon MP for Sedgemoor was behind the most recent "reform" of the Hise Of Lairds.
He had me fooled - I fell hooklineandsinker for the notion that killing off the hereditaries was in-and-of-itself a good thing.
It took me a good long time to twig that what he had given us instead is the abortion we have today - as you describe - whilst at the same time eroding (eventually to nowt, as the few remaining hereditaries breathe their last) the Crown power-base in the Palace of Westminster.
This very effectively deprived the ability of Monarch to hold Parliament to account, and thus demolished (in all but name) the cherished checks-and-balances that supposedly safeguard our democracy and our treasured yet imaginary (imaginary because it is un-documented, which suits very well the likes of the aforementioned Rt Hon gentleman, hence remains an issue never to be addressed).
Mother of all Parlaiments? Greatest and oldest of all democracies?
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