Added: MPs for overseas constituencies

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Julia1414
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Accepted

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554 days


@Julia1414 edited democracy.md - over 1 year ago

Abolish the City Minister position, ending the privileged position of the City of London to influence policy at the expense of the wider public.

To dampen the influence of the City of London in the legislative process, we will remove the City Remembrancer from the floor of the House of Commons and end the Remembrancer's privileges to view legislation during the drafting process. Although granting these permissions is under the control of the Speaker, legislation should be enacted to ban the Remembrancer from resuming these permissions.

MPs for overseas constituencies

Introduce regional representation for overseas citizens into the House of Commons. At least one MP per continent would be a great place to start and would help give a voice to the 8% of British citizens living overseas.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

In practice the boundaries would be decided by a boundary commission in the same way as existing constituencies, but I don't think this policy overrides that implementation detail.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 1 year ago

Would this add MPs to the commons? I'm wary of supporting that, because I think we have more than enough :)

How about having expats' votes be counted towards the constituency they resided in before they emigrated instead?

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

@philipjohn that's what currently happens. The MPs for this should be included in the reduced total, so no, I wouldn't expect it to add more. Just require boundary changes to adapt to the right figure.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 1 year ago

Oh, I was under the impression it wasn't the case already. I'm wondering how we'd deal with boundaries, especially as we're changing to STV, but that's implementation detail. Ship it!

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Yep, boundaries are down to non-governmental commissions anyway, so we don't need to solve the problem, just say that it should be solved! :shipit:

Julia1414

@Julia1414 - over 1 year ago

Thanks @philipjohn & @floppy

This comes down to how you answer the west lothian question :-)