Labour's team in the Lords is holding the government to account and addressing issues affecting the lives of people both in the UK and around the world. We complement the work of our MPs in the Commons.
Our Peers scrutinise legislation and government policy by using wide-ranging skills and expertise from the health and education sectors, trade unions, academia, business and the arts. Many remain active in their professional fields, bringing fresh experience to Parliament.
Our Peers embody Labour's values of social justice, equal opportunity and fairness for all. They show political leadership by constructively scrutinising and improving legislation, and by working to build support across the House.
We promote our work through a communications strategy involving both traditional and social media. Many of our Peers are on Twitter and we have the @LabourLordsUK feed, providing information and live commentary on our activities in Parliament and elsewhere. We are also on Facebook for those who want to occasionally catch up on our work.
Our Peers work closely with NGOs and charities with first-hand experience of what is happening on the front line of public services and the wider world. This allows us to better understand how government and Parliament are impacting upon individuals, families, communities and employers, informing our decisions on where we should seek to challenge or change legislation.
Labour's team in the Lords campaigns on a broad range of issues, internally on matters of policy and externally in political contests. Whether at weekends or during elections and by-elections, many of our people will be out making the case on behalf of our Party's candidates, councillors and MPs.