Elected Representatives: Recall

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 5th April 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his proposals for the recall of elected representatives will apply to local councillors.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government are committed to bringing forward legislation to introduce a power to recall Members of Parliament where they have engaged in serious wrongdoing.

Once a recall system is introduced for MPs, consideration will need to be given as to whether other elected offices in the UK should be subject to the same system.

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