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.


  1. alan jutson
    October 28, 2014

    Thank you for making the effort on our behalf.

  2. Steven Resco
    October 29, 2014

    Thank you John.

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