House of Commons
VOTER RECALL AND THE REMOVAL OF HON. MEMBERS
Tabled 17 November 2010
That this House believes that the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 relating to the removal of democratically-elected Members of Parliament should be repealed; considers that there should instead be a system of voter recall which would ensure that if an hon. Member were judged to have committed wrongdoing, their constituents should be able to petition to force a by-election, with a minimum threshold of 10 per cent. of the electorate and that voter recall would only occur if an hon. Member had committed an offence, rather than because of policy differences; congratulates the new Government on its promise of early legislation to create voter recall; and urges it to present a draft Bill to the House.