Fixed-term Parliaments

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 5th July 2011.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Labour, Scunthorpe 2:30 pm, 5th July 2011

Leading constitutional expert Vernon Bogdanor said:

“If we are entering a world of hung parliaments, there is no reason for dissolutions to be made more difficult.”

Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill designed to serve short-term, coalition political interests rather than the long-term interests of the British people?