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Motions for an “early day”

Last night’s adjournment debate on Early Day Motions (EDMs) was a welcome push towards reform of this outdated, expensive and ineffective piece of Parliamentary theatre. I found it surprisingly well attended. The Chairman of the Procedure Committee was present and undertook to convey the thrust of debate to the Committee. As many constituents know, I do not sign EDMs. I think they are an insult to the electorate, who are told, often by paid lobbyists, they are important when they are […]

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