Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Whose Interests do MPs Represent?

In a BBC commissioned poll by Ipsos MORI the public showed little belief that MPs represent constituents. (Click here for the article.) In four polls taken between 1994 and 2009 no more than 10% believed that MPs represented us and it's worse now. Typically 50% thought that they represented themselves and 20 to 30% thought that they represented their party!
Is this what you call representative democracy?

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