Rebels With A Cause: The Biggest House Of Lords Rebellions

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Lords are rebelling over welfare reform
Lords are rebelling over welfare reform

House of Lords rebellions have become a regular feature of Parliamentary life in recent months.

On Monday's edition of the BBC's Daily Politics programme, Priti Patel accused peers of taking an "artificial" tone in their regular battles - calling the latest rebellion, a clash over a cap in welfare payments, "predictable".

In light of the government's plans to introduce major reforms to the second chamber, it is easy to see why its current occupants would want to derail the rest of its legislative programme.

So where does the latest revolt in the Lords rank alongside those in the recent past? Here are our top five Lords rebellions.

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