The simplest way to replace the House of Lords is to make the second chamber virtual, then each leader of each council in the UK could vote on issues. This would be more democratic, more efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective. It would also make politics less London centric. It could be called the UK Council. The UK Council could vote for its own leader. This would cause all the privileged by birthright, appointees to lose power over decisions that benefit them. At the same time you could remove ex religious leaders from politics. Religion and politics should not be mixed, especially as non religion is so prevalent in UK including me as an Atheist.