I feel that all MPs must be allowed to vote with freedom of choice on any matter in the HOC. Surely in a Parliamentary democracy that is the one and only way it must be? The Whipps must be abolished and MPs allowed to vote as they wish without intimidation and bullying.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
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- party political material
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The following explanatory notes have been added:
Whipping is a matter for political parties and not HM Government.
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