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Labour must grasp this opportunity to reform parliament with fixed terms and AV for elections: John Mann MP.


John Mann MP (Lab-Bassettlaw) has written an argument in Progress for further electoral and parliamentary reform:

“We need fewer MPs, not through Cameron’s gerrymandering, but through a Royal Commission, and a single member transferable vote system to allow easier ousting of particularly unpopular MPs…”

“I would take this revolution further with some additional steps. A fixed term parliament, with fixed sitting days moves us on from the Gentleman’s Club. The structure of business and inability of individual MPs to initiate real legislation needs blowing away. A comprehensive childcare policy would be both practical and symbolic. A transfer of power away from the whips would bring us into the modern century. The resourcing of MPs to run their own public enquiries into major issues who open up corridors of power. The Pandora’s box is now open, but will we grasp the opportunities?..”

He also exposes that Tory MPs use expenses claims to fund local tory associations.

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