The future of our country is being debated in Parliament. But an archaic system is loaded against those MPs who can’t be there in person, preventing them from taking part in crucial votes.
More United-backed MP Jo Swinson is currently on maternity leave which meant that on Tuesday 17th she was unable to vote on the future of this country.
Jo was “paired”* with an MP on the other side of the issue in an arrangement that would have meant her absence was cancelled out - but that other MP voted. Whether deliberate or not, it’s proof that the system needs urgent reform.
Tulip Siddiq MP and Jo Swinson MP have joined forces across party lines to call for an urgent vote on this issue as soon as possible after the summer recess.
Sign your name to show that these MPs have your backing. Let's change this archaic system.