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(回答先: ヨーロッパで議員定数削減が論じられることはない。【たかしズム「ネトウヨ、バカウヨ、ネット右翼、恥さらし、売国奴、日本の】 投稿者 こーるてん 日時 2009 年 8 月 06 日 16:11:23)
Conservatives plan to cut number of MPs by 65
David Cameron plans to cut the total number of MPs at Westminster by up to 65, saving the taxpayer more than £12 million a year.
By Nick Allen
Published: 4:18PM BST 12 Apr 2009
The Conservative leader proposed the idea in response to the public outcry over abuses of parliamentary expenses.
It would involve a major overhaul of constituency boundaries but the Conservatives intend to legislate for the changes in their first parliament.
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MPs ordered to pay back money used for 'propaganda'Mr Cameron said: "All week I've been receiving letters from people saying the same thing - how can MPs claim they're helping people through the recession when so many of them seem to be feathering their own nests?
"They are right to be angry. We need to sort this out immediately. At a time when families and businesses are being forced to cut back politicians should be asking how they can help bring down the cost of politics across the board. It is taxpayers' money after all."
There are currently 646 MPs and Mr Cameron's plan would reduce that to well under 600.
The Conservatives are also keen to change the system because they regard it as unfair, with wide discrepancies in the number of votes for each seat.
Boundaries are regularly reviewed and the current system gives Labour an advantage, meaning the Conservatives needing a double-digit swing to win an overall majority. Labour is likely to resist attempts to redraw the political map as it stands now.
But Mr Cameron said: "I believe every vote should carry the same weight, which means levelling up the size of constituencies. That would help reduce the number of MPs, save money and give people confidence that their vote really mattered."
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