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Lord Lexden provides advice to improve government correspondence

Because of his extensive experience as an editor who always insisted on clear plain English, Lord Lexden was asked in July by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to help ensure that his department handles the correspondence it receives effectively and provides replies of a good standard.

Lord Lexden reminds Conservatives that Mrs Pankhurst joined their Party in the 1920s

Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, the famous leader of the women's suffragette movement, held strong left-wing opinions during most of her life. In the 1920s, however, she joined the Conservative Party and became one of its parliamentary candidates. Lord Lexden, the Party's official historian, recalled the last stage of her career as a Tory in a letter published in The Times.

Lord Lexden on the Liberal Democrats and Lords reform

In a letter published in The Daily Telegraph on July 11, Lord Lexden took issue with the Party’s claim to have been a consistent advocate of a fully elected upper chamber throughout the last century.