Members of Parliament to represent British Overseas Territories
British Overseas Territories should be given a seat in the House of Commons.
Their voices have been dangerously muted in the United Kingdom and they should be allowed to elect their own ‘MP for the Territories’.
An example to follow is that of France, which reserves seats in both of its houses of Parliament for dependencies including Reunion, Guadeloupe and French Polynesia.
The territories have shown us loyalty: isn’t it about time we reciprocated?
There are 14 overseas territories – parts of our former empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to stay British, these territories include:
Collectively, the territories have a population of 260,000 people and a land area of approximately 667,000 square miles.
Give the Crown dependencies a House of Commons seat, so that their voice can be heard in Parliament.
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