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Is the UK parliament too large?

By Valentino Larcinese


Valentino Larcinese looks at the size of the UK parliament. Is the parliament too large? Both the Conservative and Libdem manifestoes propose a reduction in the number of MPs. The Libdem, in particular, provide an exact figure: “reduce the number of MPs by 150”. David Cameron has also been quite explicit on this on several occasions: “we’ve got far too many MPs in Westminster. More people sit in the House of Commons than in any other comparable elected chamber in the world.

Topics: JF Political institutions (General), JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2010
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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