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Introduce a minimum of 15 years experience in industry before a person can run to be a Member of Parliament. (Politics should not be a career)

Submitted on Friday 9th December 2011

Published on Monday 12th December 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 12th December 2012

Signatures: 12

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Economy ~ Law ~ MP ~ Parliament

Petition Action

Introduce a minimum of 15 years experience in industry before a person can run to be a Member of Parliament. (Politics should not be a career)

Additional Information

Too many of our current MP’s have had limited or no experience within the economy actually working, they understand the theory however their knowledge of real life application is limited. This has led to a lack of compassion, empathy and foresight which only comes with experience and is necessary to make the best judgement.

People should not be able to leave university and entre a career in politics. As real life experience is required to make the best choices as well as allowing an understanding of how decisions affect those people one governs.

I believe there should be a law introduced requiring all new Members of Parliament to have 15 years experience before running for a seat. I believe fully in this as with experience comes maturity, wisdom and respect. (I am 24 and understand that I have a lot to learn)


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