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Job-share MPs: what Lib Dem members think

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 650 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.

reformIt has been proposed the Liberal Democrats should be able to allow job-share candidates to stand on a joint ticket for election to Parliament to open up the role of MP to a wider group of people than at present. If elected, agreed protocols around voting, serving on select committees and other

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Opinion: Job share MPs – an idea whose time has come

As regular LDV readers may know, I’ve long advocated the idea of allowing candidates to put themselves forward for election on a job-share basis (letting constituents decide whether they want to elect job-share MPs). Today a Bill making this possible will be presented to the House of Commons.

The Representation of the People (Members’ Job Share) Bill will be introduced as a Private Member’s Bill by Labour MP John McDonnell. It will be interesting to see how much cross-party support the Bill gets. Individual Lib Dems have certainly been sympathetic to its aims. Mark Williams MP tabled an Early Day Motion …

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Opinion: Cross-Party Support for Job-Sharing

What do Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservatives’ Peter Bottomley and our own Jenny Willott have in common? They’ve all signed up to this Early Day Motion tabled by Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, Mark Williams.

Mark’s motion welcomes a recent report, Job-Sharing at Senior Level: Making It Work, highlighting that job-sharing can stem the ‘female brain drain’ by enabling more women to progress into senior roles while combining work with family. It notes a striking finding that 80% of highly qualified women wish to work part-time and calls on the Government to consider the implications of this in the context of …

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  • User AvatarStephen Howse 19th Apr - 8:12pm
    Indeed. So do we really need another one in a position of power and influence?
  • User AvatarCaracatus 19th Apr - 7:57pm
    Bath is one of the 12 or so seats the Lib Dems will almost certainly win, so I hope they pick someone who has the...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 19th Apr - 7:30pm
    I'm sure the loss of the members has to be counted Nick's biggest win, as by it he's moved the Liberal Democrats significantly to the...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 19th Apr - 7:18pm
    David Evershed - Which bit of losing 22,000 members; 2,150 councillors; 5 MPs, most of our MSPs and in a month's time most if not...
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 19th Apr - 7:04pm
    I guessed Dennis Potter and I was right! Luck I guess although I knew he was left wing. It is worth finding the video clips...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 19th Apr - 7:01pm
    Ah well, there goes another seat in 2015. Sadly even in a strong seat like this, incumbency was by far our best chance.