(Currently awaiting approval before publication on Parliament’s website)
The issue of our membership of the EU has exposed deep flaws in our political system, raising questions about the relationship between Parliament and Government, the role of the monarch, how the will of the people can be properly expressed, and where sovereignty should lie.
In general elections, voters elect representatives to legislate on ordinary matters and to oversee the routine business of government. Constitutional issues lie outside the sphere of ordinary politics and, because they govern the way ordinary politics operates, there is a clear conflict of interests if MPs themselves are responsible for legislating on them.
We ask that elections be held for a Constitutional Assembly, to sit for up to two years, with power to legislate on constitutional issues.
As of 14th September, this petition is waiting for pre-publication approval (which usually takes a week or so, but can take three weeks or more).
This is one of a number of constitutional reform petitions I’ve started. Please also look at the others – particularly ‘Delegate the Brexit decision to a specially-elected Assembly’ – and sign any that you agree with. (Link opens in a new tab)