(LONDON TELEGRAPH) Almost 60 members of the Commons and Lords have signed a letter toThe Daily Telegraph accusing the Coalition of acting without a mandate.

In a strongly-worded statement, they pour scorn on the Government’s consultation process which they say is mired in doubts over its legitimacy.

And they accuse the Coalition of “ploughing on regardless” in the face of what they describe as an “overwhelming public response” opposition to the change.

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