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The party system is a problem for democracy, would it be practical for MPs to have secret votes at Westminster?

Things that are not popular get thru because the PM says so, and the MPs are whipped.

Secret votes would allow MP to be 100% voting on there own personal view, surely that would be a good thing?

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The party system is a problem for democracy, would it be practical for MPs to have secret votes at Westminster?

Things that are not popular get thru because the PM says so, and the MPs are whipped.

Secret votes would allow MP to be 100% voting on there own personal view, surely that would be a good thing?

 

I agree until when you think the MP would no longer be accountable anyone including the electorate. How would you know how your local MP voted on the Fox Hunting bill for example?

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The party system is a problem for democracy, would it be practical for MPs to have secret votes at Westminster?

Things that are not popular get thru because the PM says so, and the MPs are whipped.

Secret votes would allow MP to be 100% voting on there own personal view, surely that would be a good thing?

 

How would the electorate know which way their local MP had voted?

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How would the electorate know which way their local MP had voted?

 

Anyone can find out anything about anyone if they know how to do it and are patient and desperate enough

 

---------- Post added 07-04-2015 at 17:08 ----------

 

oh and thanks for the heads up

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Secret votes would allow MP to be 100% voting on there own personal view, surely that would be a good thing?

 

How could you decide whether to vote for someone or not if you don't know what they stand for?

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Anyone can find out anything about anyone if they know how to do it and are patient and desperate enough

 

---------- Post added 07-04-2015 at 17:08 ----------

 

oh and thanks for the heads up

 

Don't you think the local constituents have a right to know how their MP votes on matters? What heads up... ?

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