Streamline parliament.

The number of MPs should be halved and the House of Lords replaced by an elected senate of 100 members. Parliament should be moved to a modern building outside London as a regeneration project. Part of the money saved could be provided to parties on the basis of £x per paid up member or paid up supporter. 


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  • commented 2016-04-01 13:48:20 +0100
    Agree re HoL. Disagree re HoC. Also ‘Senate’ should take some ogf the foreign and Diplomatic responsibilities from PM such as International Treaties and Trade Agreements. This may help to ‘depoliticise’ them.
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  • commented 2016-04-01 12:18:48 +0100
    Reducing the number of MPs will simply leave people less well represented, increasing the gap between government and teh electorate. Many MPs already have very heavy loads of casework and such a proposal would also exacerbate this situiation. Creating a Senate could lead to institutional gridlock between the two elected chambers and would create a gap, as the House of Lords currently performs a valuable role as a revising chamber.
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