Sortition for upper chamber

Proposer
frabcus
State

Rejected

Vote Score

0

Age

2299 days


@frabcus edited manifesto/democracy.md - over 6 years ago

Elected House of Lords

Create an elected Upper House of Parliament for single 15 year terms, with the explicit purpose of revising and improving (not vetoing) legislation initiated by HM Government in the House of Commons.

Abolish automatic appointment of bishops to the House of Lords.

Create an Upper House of Parliament which is selected from the population by lottery, with the explicit purpose of revising and improving (not vetoing) legislation initiated by HM Government in the House of Commons.

Party Funding

Investigate the feasibility of direct digital democracy - using online tools to gradually replace representative democracy with increased direct participation in the legislative process by all electors.

[^1]: Do we need a written constitution? - The Constitution Society

frabcus

@frabcus - over 6 years ago

Another elected one doesn't really add anything - instead have a statistically properly representative second chamber. By randomly selecting members, it will be guaranteed to have the full range of all demographics in the country.

Removed sentence about Bishops, as it is implied by the more general reform.

tmtmtmtm

@tmtmtmtm - over 6 years ago

This is a dupe of #188, which has lots of discussion on the idea.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 6 years ago

Yep, it'd be good to get your thoughts on that @frabcus especially as it sounds like you've read Rebooting Democracy

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

If we pass #188, which I think we now can, I'll tweak and merge this one in as well so that @frabcus gets the benefit of a vote, seeing as he's basically proposed something that's been accepted. Is that reasonable?

frabcus

@frabcus - over 6 years ago

@Floppy sounds good! I've left a comment on #188 that I think it should be adopted, but provisional to more research. I'm not sure how that should be expressed though?

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

188 is now merged, so I'm closing this one. Further improvement can be added as amendments to that! Thanks :)