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There is a page List of life peers and a List of Life Peerages. Is this a duplicate entry? FZ 00:05, 15 Jul 2004 (UTC)

It appears so. -- Emsworth 01:54, Jul 15, 2004 (UTC)

Is there a nationality requirement to become a life peer? JAJ 23:31, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

This article should be moved to Life Peer (capital P). Haakon 14:59, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

People's Peers[edit]

Since People's Peer redirects to this article, the article should explain what a People's Peer is. Ben Finn 16:11, 14 May 2006 (UTC)


How can someone be created as the Baron of McDonald, say, if this surname is a patronymic, i.e. son of Donald, whereas Emmington is a toponymic and a real place? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:21, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

They wouldn't be Baron of McDonald, they'd be Baron McDonald, and there have been peerages named for surnames for absolutely ages, and these days all life baronies involve the surname. In fact, these days, the most common surnames have been used, and, so as not to duplicate a living peerage, they become Lord X of Y, i.e. Baron McDonald of Emmington to differentiate! DBD 19:06, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
All life baronies do not involve the surname, a fairly steady stream use a place. For two recent examples Paul Channon, Baron Kelvedon 1997, John David Taylor, Baron Kilclooney 2001. Also the form X of Y, for LPs, is now used irrespective of whether a holder of X is living - obviously provided a form X previously existed.. AllsoulsDay (talk) 14:49, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Confusing lead[edit]

The first paragraph seems to say: "A Life peer is a peer whose title can not be inherited. Legitimate children of life peers inherit their titles." Isn't this a direct contradiction? Dmz5*Edits**Talk* 04:31, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Anthony Armstrong-Jones[edit]

Quoth the article:

"Life peerages may in certain cases be awarded to hereditary peers. After the House of Lords Act 1999 passed, many hereditary peers of the first creation, who had not inherited their titles but would still be excluded from the House of Lords by the Act, were created life peers, including ... Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon. None of the peers of the first creation who were members of the Royal Family was granted a life peerage."

While Armstrong-Jones is no longer a member of the royal family, he was when he was granted his Earldom (he was married to Queen Elizabeth's sister), so surely this is contradictory? --Jfruh (talk) 05:04, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Averages of peerages created[edit]

I've added a yearly average for Conservatives and Labour to the article as well as relative and absolute percentages, I'm pretty sure that this isn't OR as I've not added any new data directly, but just done the maths on the data from the table that's already been added to the article. I think the information helps as it was something I would have expected to be in that section of the article, but I would welcome anyone re-wording it if it appears unclear in any way. MattUK (talk) 13:37, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

MattUK, the yearly averages were already in the article, two paragraphs above the one you added. The percentages you added are not notable enough to be included IMO. --Roentgenium111 (talk) 17:40, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

North Korea???[edit]

There is something in this article about North Korea that is clearly out of place. I did not change it because I don't know what should be there, in its place. (talk) 05:58, 10 November 2012 (UTC)