Campaign for a Free Parliament
4th Floor, Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street
London SW1Y 4RG
Tel: 0843 886 0020
Dear Member of Parliament
It is fast becoming inescapable that our political system will have to be reformed. Many now hold it in contempt and only twenty-four percent of the electorate voted for the government of the day. The collapse in trust between the electorate and mainstream politicians has given oxygen to extremists from both ends of the political spectrum. If this process is allowed to continue unchecked, it will destabilise the political equilibrium, damage our society and threaten our security.
Our proposals offer a clearly-defined path from the divisive tribal politics of old towards a much more attractive, pragmatic and democratic system. They include greater autonomy for MPs, constituent-based MP recall and all ministerial appointments being made from the floor of the House. House of Commons committees have been greatly improved by this measure and MPs creating a government, rather than just the prime minister; would be an important step towards forming a political system fit for the 21st century.
If MPs wish to retain the support of the electorate, then they must now demonstrate, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that their duty to constituents and to the country as a whole will come before any political party or personal ideology. The essence of our campaign is to strengthen the bond between parliament and the people and to empower MPs so that they may better earn the respect and allegiance of those they serve.
Among others, our campaign has the support of Lord Digby Jones and Col. Tim Collins. We are keen to engage with open-minded MPs to discuss our proposals in more detail. We therefore look forward to your response along with any comments you might wish to make on a strictly confidential basis.