Arguments FOR HofL Reform

Arguments FOR HofL reform

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  • Created on: 26-01-14 14:50
Overall Arguments FOR reform
Democratic legitimacy, wider representation, better legislation and ends executive dominance
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Democratic Legitimacy
For the 2nd chamber to be legitimate it must be based on popular consent delivered through competitive elections. Appointed members simply do not have democratic legitimacy.
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Wider Representation
2 elected chambers would widen the basis for representation. This could happen through different electoral systems, terms and constituencies. This would significantly strengthen the democratic prcoess
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Better Legislation
Popular authority would encourage the 2nd chamber to exercise greater powers of legislative oversight and scrutiny.
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Ending Executive Dominance
The executive dominates Parliament largely through its majority control in the Commons. While this persists, the only way of properly checking government power is through a more powerful and democratic 2nd chamber
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Card 2

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For the 2nd chamber to be legitimate it must be based on popular consent delivered through competitive elections. Appointed members simply do not have democratic legitimacy.

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Democratic Legitimacy

Card 3

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2 elected chambers would widen the basis for representation. This could happen through different electoral systems, terms and constituencies. This would significantly strengthen the democratic prcoess

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Card 4

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Popular authority would encourage the 2nd chamber to exercise greater powers of legislative oversight and scrutiny.

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Card 5

Front

The executive dominates Parliament largely through its majority control in the Commons. While this persists, the only way of properly checking government power is through a more powerful and democratic 2nd chamber

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Preview of the back of card 5

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