Sunday, December 18, 2011
UK: Proposed MP recall law
A draft plan by the UK Government is pushing for the adoption of the recall for MPs. This recall would be much more in line with the "judicial recall" requiring some misfeasance by officeholders. The law would require a censure vote by Commons, and only then could signature gathering, needing, the signature of 10% of the voters, begin. The recall would also occur automatically if the MP is convicted of a criminal offense, and got less than a year in jail.