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Job shares for MPs?

reformIt seems that journalists in the national media now make time to read Liberal Democrat policy consultation papers, even before they are discussed at Conference.

Following the Mail’s rant about the so-called ‘jewelry tax‘ (from the Tax Policy consultation paper), we now have a more reasoned appraisal by the Guardian of one of the proposals in the consultation paper on Political and Constitutional Reform.

This major consultation is very wide ranging, and begins thus:

Our recent policy on constitutional and political reform has tended to focus on altering the democratic structures of the United Kingdom. We have sought pluralism in our electoral system, strength and legitimacy in our Parliament, and radical decentralisation of power to national, regional and local institutions.

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    @theakes - 14/12 seats is a far better ratio than 290/57
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    D McKay My experience has been that Local Authorities do not a) have money or b) want to attract people in this situation into their...
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    @Tim13 I haven't made a choice yet. I'm waiting to see what each candidate comes out with in terms of reassurance about objectivity.
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