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An oath for politicians.

Submitted on Monday 15th August 2011

Published on Tuesday 16th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 16th February 2012

Signatures: 5

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MP ~ Parliament ~ UK

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An oath for politicians.

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All MPs are currently forced to swear allegiance to a hereditary dynasty. http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/elections-and-voting/swearingin/

Parliament should debate an oath whereby MPs can only take their seats after swearing allegiance to their country, their constituents' best interests, and their own consciences. An oath that all MPs can honestly swear is a step towards greater integrity in public life.
The debate should also include discussion on whether the oath should specify that MP's are expected to live cleanly with the highest of morals, and strive to inspire and act as a role model for all.
Such an oath would clearly state why MPs are elected and whom they should serve.

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