Thursday, 26 February 2015

Recall FVVRA

I support Recall, if enough voters think their MP is rubbish then a by election can be held. As requested by the campaign www.fvvra.org this is my pledge. 

“This is my promise to the voters of the Wokingham Parliamentary constituency.
I , Adrian Windisch, the Green Party candidate standing for election as your Member of Parliament , do herby promise and affirm, that if I am elected to be your Member of the Westminster Parliament  in the General Election on 7th May 2015. I will adopt and act in accordance with the terms of the Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance Pledge as published today at www.fvvra.org  and I will maintain this, my personal pledge throughout my term as your Member of Parliament”.


The Green Party support a recall bill that will allow residents to call a bi election. 

The Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said the current legislation was a "sham" which would not enable the public to hold MPs to account. 

This is from our policy documents. PA254 Government at all levels should be accountable to electors between elections. Accordingly, necessary legislative steps will be taken to provide for any representative's electors to be able to petition for the recall of any elected person. Specifically, a petition signed by 40% of the registered electors within an MP's constituency will trigger a recall by-election. Until this legislation is passed, Green MPs will voluntarily resign and trigger a by-election, if they are presented with a valid recall petition signed by 40% of the registered electors within their constituency. In the event of the elected representative having been elected by the Additional Member System, the recalled representative would be replaced by the next person on their party list not to have been elected..

Regards 
adrian@windisch.co.uk


We are writing to all candidates standing for election as a Member of Parliament in the 7th May 2015 Westminster Parliament General Election, to ask that you agree to adopt the (FVVRA) Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance Pledge.

 Our aim is to secure for voters a clear commitment from each parliamentary candidate, that they will, if elected, use their free vote to properly represent their constituents and act as a check on the Executive, holding it to account on behalf of the voters as was originally intended.

To secure this commitment, we ask all prospective Members of Parliament and Members of Parliament to act in good faith and on their individual word of honour, make themselves directly responsible to their constituents by adopting the FVVRA Pledge.

For further details, please visit our web site:  www.fvvra.org 
 
We have also started a petition on 38 Degrees “Campaigns for You” web site which contains a copy of the Pledge and can be seen on the following link:  

 http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/the-free-vote-and-voluntary-recall-alliance-pledge

It is our intention to seek support for this initiative from voters throughout the United Kingdom and we will maintain a register of Candidates who have signed FVVRA Pledge 

The FVVRA Pledge initiative is available to candidates from all parties and none, your support would be greatly appreciated!

All candidates who want to adopt and make this pledge to the voters of their constituency and to the people of our United Kingdom, only need to complete and post the following statement on your web site or Face Book page. And then send an email containing a link to the relevant web site page or pages to gordonm@fvvra.org/pledge

“This is my promise to the voters of the (insert your constituency) Parliamentary constituency.
I , (insert your name), the (insert your party) candidate standing for election as your Member of Parliament , do herby promise and affirm, that if I am elected to be your Member of the Westminster Parliament  in the General Election on 7th May 2015. I will adopt and act in accordance with the terms of the Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance Pledge as published today at www.fvvra.org  and I will maintain this, my personal pledge throughout my term as your Member of Parliament”.

If this presents any difficulty, please let us know in order that we can make other arrangements.

We will be pleased to provide any other information you may require.

for the Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance (FVVRA)


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