Local MP wants law changed to allow us to sack politicians
LONDONDERRY MP Mark Durkan wants to change the law to allow voters sack politicans if they aren’t doing their jobs.
The local MP has joined over 50 cross-party MPs in support of the Recall of Elected Representatives Bill – a radical new proposed law which will give voters the power to remove their elected representatives from office in between elections.
Mr Durkan said: “People should have the right to be able to hold their elected representatives to account in the years in between elections and not just at election time.
“I am therefore supporting the Recall of Elected Representatives Bill which would give people this right. This Bill, if enacted, will go some way towards addressing people’s disillusionment with politics and help regain their trust in elected politicians. I will do all I can to help this very important Bill become law.”
Peter Facey, Director of Unlock Democracy, said: “Recent scandals have increased people’s distrust of politicians and worryingly have caused deeper disengagement from our democratic processes.
“The Recall of Elected Representatives Bill is crucial in addressing this as it will give people the right to be able to recall their politicians in the years between elections so that voters can ensure those politicians act in their interests.
“We therefore congratulate Mark Durkan for signing up to support this crucial Bill. Good MPs have nothing to fear from this proposed law, but those who do things like cheat on their expenses or back deeply unpopular decisions will.”
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