Law To Ban Political Parties Using 'Whips' In The House Of Commons

We have seen how political parties leaders are stopping our elected representatives in parliament from voting by their choice. This is an anti-democratic way of running an elective assembly, all m.p.'s must have a free vote.

A law should be passed to outlaw 'whipping' in the House Of Commons.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
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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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Created By

tony dean

Created On

Wednesday 7 December 2011

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