Lord Lexden attends national service of commemoration for Sir Robert Peel

As the Conservative Party's official historian, he was one of the leading figures -- drawn from the government, party, police and Church of England along with Peel's descendants -- who formed part of a congregation of some 300 at the parish church in Tamworth (where Peel was MP).

Lord Lexden helps to strengthen electoral law

At the 2010 election electors at a few polling stations who arrived just before 10pm were denied a ballot paper . This will not happen in future. After strongly opposing a change to the law, the government finally agreed to amend the Bill as a result of pressure from a cross-party group of peers, all members of the Lords Constitution Select Committee, of whom Lord Lexden was one.