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What are the biggest votes ever in the Lords?

Peers are turning out en masse to scrutinise Brexit legislation, providing a good opportunity for some political trivia

By Matthew Purvis  

Photo: PA/PA Wire/PA Images

The House of Lords has been back in the headlines in recent weeks. In case you missed it, the Lords has been debating the government’s Withdrawal Bill. The central purpose of the Bill is to provide legal certainty and prevent gaps in the statute book by preserving European Union law in domestic law after exit day. The Bill is not, however, without contention. It did not have a smooth passage through the Commons, where the government has a slim majority. The Bill has now hit…

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