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    Recalling MPs: accountable to whom?

    Wright, Tony (2015) Recalling MPs: accountable to whom? The Political Quarterly 86 (2), pp. 289-296. ISSN 0032-3179.

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    The legislation on recall of MPs, introduced as a response to the parliamentary expenses scandal, was presented as filling an accountability gap. The nature of this alleged gap is examined, and it is argued that the accountability of Members of Parliament is more complicated than the recall proposal suggests. This includes issues about the regulation of parliamentary standards. Finally, the recall proposal is located within the context of discussion about the condition of representative democracy.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 15:25
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:25


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