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A147 – By-Election Duration Amendment (Third Reading) watch

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    A147 – By-Election Duration Amendment (Third Reading)
    Proposed by: Unown Uzer MP (UKIP)
    Seconded by: EricAteYou MP (Lab), hazzer1998 MP (UKIP), mobbsy91 MP (Con), Quamquam123 MP (Lab)

    By-election Duration Amendment

    This House shall adjust the Guidance Document as follows:
    1.2.14 of the Guidance Document shall be amended to read:
    The duration of an election shall be 11 days.

    Day 0 – Election is announced by The Speaker.
    Day 0 - The Speaker will inform interested candidates/parties to submit their manifestos
    Day 7 – All manifestos should have been received by The Speaker.
    Day 7 - The Speaker will post the manifestos in a thread in the Model House of Commons forum, add a secret 4 day poll with the option of “Spoilt Ballot”.
    Day 11 – The election closes and seats are assigned.

    Notes:
    At the moment, a seat is left vacant for a very long time due to the long duration of the by-election. This amendment helps get an MP elected faster, which helps with the MHoC's activity.
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    No, this was changed due to the complains of 1/2 people for matters which are of no real concern. If a party isn't anticipating a by-election quickly and can't call up the people then they shouldn't get a seat. I know about democracy but having pre-prepared people or Spotify that a seat is going to go isn't hard really.
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    Meh........abstain.
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    Seems to be a compromise so I will support it.
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    No, I liked the previous amendment where the by-election procedure lasted seven days, this amendment does not do a lot. For the second time this week, I agree with Aph, this amendment has been changed to appease a small minority of members who do not want to be organised.
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    This has essentially gone back to the first reading? Second reading was better..
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    What's the difference from the other readings?
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    7 days was better.
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    Still no.
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    Nay.
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    No.
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    Seems too quick and will most likely result in a lower turnout with less prepared manifestos.

    Nay.
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