Recall of MPs

A number of constituents have contacted me about the Recall Bill. Last night, the Bill was debated in committee by the whole House.

I supported the amendments put forward by Zac Goldsmith. I did so because I wanted a more democratic answer than Mr Clegg’s draft Bill. Unfortunately there were a number of problems with the amendment, which put many MPs off.

I asked again if the government would amend their Bill to give voters more of a say in the process of recall, but so far they have not done so.

The amendment was defeated by 340 votes to 166. I will continue to press the government to amend their Bill, though now they have won this vote so easily they may decline to do so.

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2 Comments

  1. alan jutson
    Posted October 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for making the effort on our behalf.

  2. Steven Resco
    Posted October 29, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Thank you John.

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