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    A141 – Voting Review Amendment (Second Reading)
    Proposed: Nigel Farage MEP
    Seconded: Jammy Duel, EricAteYou, Adam9317, Mobbsy 91

    Part I: Guidance Document Amendment

    Add to the Guidance Document under MP Activity & Voting Reviews, 3.1a MP Seat Allocation

    1) The Speaker shall allocate each MP a seat number.
    2) Party leaders have until the first Division Lobby results are announced at the start of a new term to change the seat number allocated to their MPs.
    3) The Speaker shall conduct voting reviews in accordance with the section above.
    4) MPs are not allowed to switch from one seat number to another seat number unless;
    a. a period of four weeks has passed
    b. the member is a proxy MP who has not been an MP for more than four consecutive weeks before becoming a proxy MP, unless a period of four weeks has passed since last serving as an MP for four consecutive weeks. For the purposes of this bill the election period does not count towards those four weeks of not being an MP.


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    The second section has been removed, and the wording simplified but a worked example is below to make it clear for any members unsure.

    A situation allowed would be where a party has three MPs; A, B, and C, MP B is away so a fourth member becomes a proxy MP for two weeks for MP B, and immediately after becomes a proxy MP for MP C. A situation not allowed would be where a party has three MPs; A, B, and C, MP B is away so MP A stops being an MP to allow a member to take MP A's seat while the member who was MP A becomes a proxy for MP B; the ex-MP A member could only become a proxy if four weeks had passed since resigning as MP A.
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    I would argue for a non-proxy the period should be more than 4 weeks, because otherwise it generally avoids the intention.
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    Don't understand 4a
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    I hope I am never number 6.

    I will think about this further when it is not a bank holiday weekend.
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    Aye.
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    This amendment has gone to vote.
 
 
 
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