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    What are MPs for?

    Wright, Tony (2010) What are MPs for? The Political Quarterly 81 (3), pp. 298-308. ISSN 1467-923X.

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    Abstract

    After the expenses scandal, it is time to ask what Members of Parliament are for. The traditional formal arguments are inadequate as they fail to engage with what MPs actually do. A typology is useful in illuminating the different ways in which MPs see their role: as Lickspittles, Loyalists, Localists, Legislators, Loners and Loose Cannons. Current trends in the performance of these roles can be identified, raising questions about the nature of politics and the vitality of Parliament.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): parliament, politicians, party, representation, constituency, scrutiny
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centres and Institutes: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 14:38
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:26
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8740

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