1826 days or less to go

It is of course possible for Johnson to change the rules in our nations constitution that means that the next General Election will have to take place within five years. However there are limits to what he can achieve in the next five years or 1827 days. Given that our last election took place yesterday, there is a maximum of 1826 days before our next chance to vote for a new Government. Because Johnson was not an MP when the leader of his party set out the rule regarding a five year period between each General Election he may simply tear up that rule, given that he and his predecessor clearly didn’t agree with it. However even if he decided to wait five years, it would be very strange for him and his colleagues to hold the next General Election in December. Indeed if he gets some sense he may work out that by holding the next General Election in May 2024, he can save us up to £100m which would be a useful sum of money to spend on a range of issues so we may only have to wait for another 1640 or so days before our next General Election. Let us hope that by then the prospect of Independent MPs and other political parties being elected will have got resolved as we have so far experienced around about 3,500 days of a Tory Party and so by this time in five years if a General Election has not taken place we will have experienced around about 5,300 days of Tory control of our nation and surely by then all of us will want a change to take place?

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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1 Response to 1826 days or less to go

  1. Colin Miller says:

    It’s worth reading the section on the constitution (it won’t take long!), one of the few pledges to abolish the five year fixed term.

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