Douglas Carswell is part of a new breed of MP.  He believes in a strong parliament, open primaries, and a recall mechanism to enable constituents to change MP without having to change party. He also believes in blogging.

Yesterday he wrote with two pieces of advice for new MPs.  Firstly to represent their constituents, not just their party.  He links to this article by Fraser Nelson highlighting why 3 Labour MPs bucked the trend and won their marginal seats.  Labour MPs who voted in Parliament with their consciences not their parties.  His second piece of advice is to blog.

Good advice.

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