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Give the public the right to recall their MP

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Give the public the right to recall their MP

Additional Information

At present, the electorate has no power over its elected representatives between elections.

An MP can be elected on a completely false pretenses, can change political parties - or not attend parliament altogether and there is nothing that the voters can do about it.

Legislation should be introduced to give the electorate the power to recall their MP and make them face a by-election.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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