This small measure may well go some way to restoring the faith of voters in democratic measures – not least in Oxford.
Posts Tagged: Right of Recall
Either he would be turfed out of Parliament, or his constituents would shrug and say “So what?”
Profile: Zac Goldsmith MP, the outsider leading the race to become Tory candidate for Mayor of London
The Richmond Park MP has demonstrated that he has the independent spirit which helped the last two Mayors to victory.
Some wanted to give the people a say – but one MP even argued that doing so would be “an intrinsic corruption of our democracy”.
But the Government does look as if it is listening to backbench supporters of a strong Recall Bill.
The Prime Minister treats UKIP’s policies with much greater respect than he treats the Leader of the Opposition.
The most incompetent teachers are like the worst-behaved pupils – unless they’re excluded, they spoil things for everyone else
Clegg says he is sorry it is only a “modest” version
The Government’s proposal to give recall powers to the Standards Committee simply won’t do.
Nick Clegg’s original proposals were a sham – a new Recall Bill must give true power to the people.
Zac Goldsmith MP: Clegg’s Recall Bill was a stitch-up – Cameron must keep his promise to introduce the real thing
Recall is the only way to truly empower voters. It is a reform we cannot afford to abandon.
The Richmond Park MP blasts Clegg for blocking recall, and the Prime Minister for failing to force it through.
That’s to say, we need proper open primaries, a robust right of recall, fewer MPs and Ministers – and the Commons controlling its own business.