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Re: Dead MP's (or otherwise unavailable).

Postby dls » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:38 pm

Is there any mechanism for cover in the interval?

No so far as house votes are concerned, but as to constituency matters, as Atty says.

A felt need to have someone voting on your behalf for a few weeks may suggest, I think, and again, a misunderstanding of the role of an MP. Once elected, he votes (if alive) according to his conscience. He is not a delegate voting as the voice of his constituents, or in foolhardy accordance with his campaign promises.
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Re: Dead MP's (or otherwise unavailable).

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:30 am

dls wrote:He is not a delegate voting as the voice of his constituents, or in foolhardy accordance with his campaign promises.

Has anyone here suggested otherwise?
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