Reasons why the Government dominates Parliament

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  • Reasons why the govt dominates Parliament
    • The governing party normally enjoys a majority of MPs in the HOC.
      • These MPs are usually loyal to their leaders and share similar political beliefs and the same electoral mandate.
    • Govt whips enforces loyalty as much as possible among their members.
      • Members who do not openly support their own govt could be dismissed or forced to resign.
    • Prime Ministerial patronage means that PM has complete control over appointments to govt posts.
      • MPs, seeking promotion, tend to be loyal to the PM in the hope of gaining a future post.


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