"The largest opposition party in Great Britain - Labor - announced today that it proposes to replace the House of Lords (the upper house of the Parliament in London) with an elected chamber," reported AFP, quoted by BTA.

Labor leader Keir Starmer (pictured) and former prime minister Gordon Brown today launched consultations in the northern English city of Leeds on the party's platform ahead of the next general election in two years' time.

Polls show the Labor Party, which has been in opposition for 12 years, is leading the Conservative Party by a significant margin.

The instability of the Tories has led to a frequent change of government since last summer - Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

British Labor with a historic victory

"I think the existence of the House of Lords is indefensible. Anyone you ask would be hard-pressed to say it should be kept. We want it replaced by an elected upper house," Starmer said.

According to him, a smaller chamber will reduce its costs, but will also better represent the regions and communities in the country.

In the UK, the elected House of Commons (the lower house of Parliament) has the final say on legislation, but the House of Lords has the power to amend or delay some legislation.

The upper house is made up of about 800 people, who are elected with some lack of transparency.

It is common practice for British prime ministers to nominate their allies for it through an "honour list", after which they become its members for life.

There have long been calls across the country for greater representation in the House of Lords - only 29 per cent are women and almost half of members are from London or the south-east of England.

Keir Starmer also announced that he wanted "new status and a stronger voice in a reformed and modern Britain" for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"Britain has one of the most centralized systems in Europe, but the center is not fulfilling its promises. Too much power is concentrated in Westminster," Starmer believes, according to whom transferring part of it will create more opportunities for the population of the United Kingdom.