MP accountability

We want our MPs to work for us. Let's make them accountable to their voters by showing them they need to actively seek our views before voting on laws that affect us all.

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  • Make Barnet's Members of Parliament Work For Us
    All over the country people are tired of politicians who promise one thing at election time when they need our votes and then go off to Westminster and ignore what their constituents really want. In a recent survey, 77% of us said we wanted MPs to put the views of their constituents first but only 27% of us thought they actually did. In constituencies across the UK, voters are fighting back by demanding all parliamentary candidates sign the MyMP pledge. This means any candidate who gets elected agrees to consult with and poll constituents on key parliamentary decisions and vote accordingly. We have a great opportunity during the election campaign to force our candidates to do politics in a different, genuinely democratic way by demanding they put the views of the people of Barnet first on issues like the NHS, immigration and living standards. If you live in the London Borough of Barnet, sign the petition and make sure your voice is heard over the next five years.
    33 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Adam Lent
  • MAKE OUR MPS WORK FOR US - Hackney North & Stoke Newington
    We want our MPs to put our views first, NOT the party agenda, the media, or the wealthy donors. We think it’s time our politicians genuinely represented us: the people who put them in power and pay their salaries. If enough people sign this petition, candidates in this election will feel pressured to agree to the MyMP pledge to vote on the big issues in the way the voters want. We can vote for TV show contestants online and from apps on our phones and the best organisations use consultation to find out what their customers think – the technology is already here to make democracy directly and easily available. There is nothing stopping MPs finding out their constituents’ view on the NHS, immigration, fracking, the NHS or going to war. MPs should all be harnessing this technology to listen to their constituents on the important issues. If candidates in the upcoming election (whether they're from any party, or no party) would pledge to represent us in this way, we could guarantee that whoever won the seat, the people would be listened to. It would free the winning candidate from the lash of party whips and give them a true mandate in line with their duty as an MP, which is to their constituents first and foremost. Will you put pressure on your local candidates and candidates across the country by joining this call for political renewal? Please sign the petition and pass it on.
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    Created by Frances Wilson
  • Make our MPs truly represent us in Parliament - Hackney South and Shoreditch
    Only 4% of the population think their MPs put their views first when voting in Parliament yet this is supposed to be their job, this is what we elect them to do; what we pay them for. It's our money they are spending. We want our MPs to put our views first, NOT the party agenda, the media, or the wealthy donors. We think it’s time our politicians genuinely represented us: the people who put them in power and pay their salaries. If enough people sign this petition, candidates in this election will feel pressured to agree to the MyMP pledge to vote on the big issues in the way the voters want. We can vote for TV show contestants online and from apps on our phones and the best organisations use consultation to find out what their customers think – the technology is already here to make democracy directly and easily available. There is nothing stopping MPs finding out their constituents’ view on the NHS, immigration, fracking, the NHS or going to war. MPs should all be harnessing this technology to listen to their constituents on the important issues. If candidates in the upcoming election (whether they're from any party, or no party) would pledge to represent us in this way, we could guarantee that whoever won the seat, the people would be listened to. It would free the winning candidate from the lash of party whips and give them a true mandate in line with their duty as an MP, which is to their constituents first and foremost. You either believe in Democracy or you don't. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Sign now to put pressure on our politicians, and pass it on. NATIONAL PETITION: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/mymp SHARE THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhaabs76fvE FIND OUT MORE: http://www.mymp2015.org.uk
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    Created by katharine hamnett
  • Make our MPs work for us - National
    We want our MPs to put our views first, NOT the party agenda, the media, or the wealthy donors. We think it’s time our politicians genuinely represented us: the people who put them in power and pay their salaries. If enough people sign this petition, candidates in this election will feel pressured to agree to the MyMP pledge to vote on the big issues in the way the voters want. We can vote for TV show contestants online and from apps on our phones and the best organisations use consultation to find out what their members/customers think – the technology is already here to make democracy directly and easily available. There is nothing stopping MPs finding out their constituents’ view on the NHS, immigration, fracking, or going to war. MPs should all be harnessing this technology to listen to their constituents on the important issues and then voting in Parliament in line with their constituents’ views. If candidates in the upcoming election (whether they're from any party, or no party) would pledge to represent us in this way, we could guarantee that whoever won the seat, the people would be listened to. It would free the winning candidate from the lash of party whips and give them a true mandate in line with their duty as an MP, which is to their constituents first and foremost. Will you put pressure on your local candidates and candidates across the country by joining this call for political renewal? Please sign the petition and pass it on. WEBSITE: http://mymp2015.org.uk/ 90 SECOND VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhaabs76fvE
    203 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Jo Weir
  • Make our MP work for us - Stroud
    We believe the people of this country are more progressive, caring and informed than politicians think. Our political system makes it difficult for MPs to go against "party lines" even if they wish to, and are therefore open to corruption. We think it's time our politicians were able to genuinely represent us, and this is a simple way to begin. We can vote for TV show contestants by SMS - the technology is already here to make democracy directly and easily available. Why not have a say on privatisation of the NHS, fracking under our homes, or going to war? If the major MP candidates (Conservative, Green, Labour, Lib-Dem) for Stroud would pledge to represent us in this way, we could guarantee that whoever won the seat, the people of Stroud would be listened to.  It would free the winning candidate from the lash of party whips and give them a true mandate in line with their duty as an MP, which is to their constituents first and foremost. Will you join us in this call for political renewal? If the answer is yes, please sign and pass on to your networks.  Thank you for being involved. Lizzie and the 38 Degrees team in Stroud
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    Created by Lizzie Fletcher Picture