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'power Of Recall' Of Mps Ditched By Coalition

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The coalition is set to drop plans to give voters the ability to dismiss MPs for "serious wrongdoing".

The idea of a "power of recall", where 10% of an MP's electorate could sign a petition calling for a by-election, was introduced after the expenses scandal.

The procedure was promised in the Coalition Agreement, of May 2010.

A report in the Independent - confirmed by government sources - reveals the draft legislation will not be in the final Queen's Speech of Parliament.

The Conservatives and Lib Dems committed themselves to legislation in the Coalition Agreement by saying: "We will bring forward early legislation to introduce a power of recall, allowing voters to force a by-election where an MP is found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing and having had a petition calling for a by-election signed by 10% of his or her constituents."

When a draft bill was published in 2011, there was some criticism that the threshold for triggering the recall of an MP had been set too high.

Phew, who wants a democratic system and being able to be booted out would threaten the tax free house your going to get as a Brucie bonus.

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