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Enfield North MP Nick de Bois stands by the right to real recall

In a parliamentary vote on Monday the amendments were defeated when 340 MPs clubbed together and voted against genuine recall powers. Labour MPs were ordered to vote down the measures and kill the chance of real recall. Nick de Bois said, “I supported giving voters the power of real recall on Monday because I think it would have helped rebuild trust in politics. The 2009 MPs' expenses scandal caused great damage and five years later people still bring up on the doorstep the actions of my predecessor Joan Ryan who claimed for a second home, council tax, re-decoration and many other things that people think was unacceptable. Unfortunately it seems not all MPs agreed which is why our rebel amendment failed last night despite 166 MPs backing it. I know Enfield does not want to return to the old politics and residents will be disappointed with the outcome.”

 The amendments to Nick Clegg’s recall bill called for constituents to decide whether an errant MP should face the public. Nick was joined by 165 other MPs from across the political parties backing the powers, including local MP David Burrowes and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, but was defeated.

MP Nick de Bois voted for amendments which would have given voters, not politicians, the final say over sacking bad MPs.

Nick de Bois said,

“I The 2009 MPs' expenses scandal caused great damage and five years later people still bring up on the doorstep the actions of my predecessor Joan Ryan who claimed for a second home, council tax, re-decoration and many other things that people think was unacceptable. Unfortunately it seems not all MPs agreed which is why our rebel amendment failed last night despite 166 MPs backing it. I know Enfield does not want to return to the old politics and residents will be disappointed with the outcome.”

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