Create a written constitution



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@Floppy edited - almost 7 years ago

How can we improve the democratic process, and citizens' engagement with it?

Written Constitution

The British constitution should be collected into a single written document that defines and regulates the powers of the British government, and the rights and duties of its citizens. [1]

The constitution will be created with broad participation from the citizenry, and approval and adoption shall be subject to a referendum.


Allow for full and proper recall of MPs: any e-petition to recall their MP supported by 20% of all registered constituency electors should trigger a local referendum (yes/no majority vote required) as to whether to hold a fresh bi-election. Limit the number of ministers, abolish Parliamentary Private Secretaries and further place a limit on the number or percentage of ruling party MPs that may serve in Government. Granting Government jobs to MPs has been used increasingly as a way to help ensure more MPs 'tow the party line' often in the face of staunch opposition from constituents. Limiting this tactic will help to ensure more MPs remain more accountable to their electorate, not the party.

Ban unelected Lords from serving in Government.


  1. Do we need a written constitution? - The Constitution Society


@Floppy - almost 7 years ago

Separate PR for a written constitution, to replace those parts added in #81 and #85.


@PaulJRobinson - almost 7 years ago


with kind regards, Paul Robinson

On 4 February 2014 09:23, James Smith [email protected] wrote:

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