Role of MP's unit 2

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  • Role of MP's
    • Representation- MP's play an important role representing the interests of constituents both at home or abroad. Most MP's hold surgeries where they meet constituents and gauge local opinion.
    • Loyal party drone- MP's are elected because of their party not as an individual so they should 'toe the party lines'. Whips are they to reinforce this.
    • Watchdog- traditionally had the role of holding the government to account, through debates, committies, PMQ's and ministers questions.
    • Legislator- for a bill to become an Act it must be passed in the House of Commons. Therefore, MP's have the power to kill government legislation, though they are rarely to do so.

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