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'Power to sack MPs' plans shelved

The government has dropped plans to give voters the right to sack MPs who break the law or parliamentary rules.

The "power of recall" for MPs who have committed "serious wrongdoing" was part of the coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in 2010.

But the plans will not be included in May's Queen's Speech, the last chance for them to become law before the 2015 election, according to The Independent.

Carole Walker reports.

  • 14 Feb 2014
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