A key principle in a democracy is that laws should be made by the elected representatives of society. In the united kingdom this means that major laws are made by parliament. The parliament consists of the house of commons and the house of lords.
House of commons: The members of the house of commons are elected by the public. There must be a general election at least once every five years, though such an election can be called sooner by the primeminister.
House of lords: The house of lords is a non elected body. in 1999 there were over 1,100 members of the house of lords of whom 750 were hereditary (descending by inheritance) peers. The rest considered as life peers (people who have been given a title for their service to the country),judges and bishops. …