POLITICS
02/08/2013 09:49 BST | Updated 02/08/2013 10:53 BST

Alternative House Of Lords: Who Would You Nominate?

Fantasy House of Lords
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Fantasy House of Lords

The new appointments to the House of Lords have rightly been given a kicking from the newspapers.

With a few notable exceptions, like Doreen Lawrence, it was British politics at its worst, with the party leaders handing peerages to the usual suspects of donors and cronies.

It makes the House of Lords the second largest unelected chamber in the world - after the National People's Congress of China.

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But with Cameron, Clegg and Miliband all at it, things aren't going to change soon.

Who would you have nominated? Here are 10 people we think would merit a place - pick your favourite:

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