Monday, 26 May 2008

The Public Whip

Another website that's invaluable for holding MPs to account, is The Public Whip which makes available every vote in both Houses of Parliament, searchable by either topic or MP or Peer.

Click here, for the law of blasphemous libel that was repealed on 6th May.

And click here for a list of the votes in last week's human embryology debates.

The Public WhipLiving in a democracy that elects representatives to parliament, does not mean that each MP should simply do as the majority in their constituency tells them - otherwise in this day of technology, we could simply ask everyone in the country to vote by internet on every bill in the House of Commons. But it does mean that we should each take up our responsibility to vote, and to lobby, with seriousness.

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