By-Election to be automatically triggered when a sitting MP leaves their Party

By-Election to be automatically triggered when a sitting MP leaves their Party

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Gerry Robinson started this petition to UK Parliament

Far too many constituents are finding themselves with a sitting MP who no longer supports the Party that they, in the majority, voted for. It's unconstitutional to allow this to continue. All MPs who, for whatever reason, leave their Party must seek re-election via the ballot box within one month


Dr Phillip Lee (CON => LD), an MP from a Leave-Voting Constituency, joining a Party whose declared policy is to keep the UK in the EU, (despite the decisive Leave vote in 2016), is just the most recent case to highlight why the current situation cannot be allowed to continue. Other recent examples are 11 LAB/CON MPs who left to form Change UK and then became Independents or joined The Independents, Austin (LAB => IND), Williamson (LAB => IND) and 21 Conservative MPs deselected on 3rd September.

This petition is aimed at making By-Elections mandatory whenever an MP leaves their Party for whatever reason whatsoever, to ensure that the mjaority of voters are always represented by their Party of choice even if that choice IS Independent.

Voters deserve a fresh say if their choice of Party is removed otherwise, to all intents and purposes, they have become disenfranchised on the whim of their sitting MP.

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