We need a by-election from all three MPs


This is not the first time that MPs have decided to reject their party politics and tragically it is not the first time that MPs have decided to leave a political party and transfer to another political party. However this is deeply disturbing. Whoever these 3 MPs are it is very understandable that they and indeed many other MPs have got frustrated with their own political party. A recent pair of cases was the Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell MPs who were both on the Tory Party and they decided to step down and to join UKIP. Mark Reckless had been second in 2001 and 2005 in Medway for the Conservative Party and then when the new constituency of Rochester was set out in 2010 he won for the Conservative Party. Four years later in 2014 he resigned and won in a by-election for UKIP and that seemed like a very sensible approach. He then lost his seat about 6 months later as part of the 2015 General Election. Douglas Carswell had a slightly different experience. He was the first person to win the Clacton constituency in 2010 as a Conservative MP and like Mark Reckless he then won a by-election in 2014 for UKIP and unlike Mark he retained his post in the 2015 General Election. However he did not stand again in the 2017 General Election. While I have no support for either of these people in either of their political parties. However I fully respect that if they wanted to change political parties that they needed to go back to their constituents and ask them to support their change. Clacton and Rochester did so. However if these three Labour Party members are willing to shift to the Conservative Party they must carry out a by-election immediately!

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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