How To Deselect Your MP

If you have reached the conclusion that your MP no longer represents your views or the views and interests of those in your constituency, you have the right to apply to have that MP deselected. Deselection can be a complicated process, but in the end it will offer you a chance to choose an MP candidate who represents you in the way you want to be represented. The deselection process is different in the Labour Party than the Conservative Party. So first of all, let’s look at the process of deselecting a Labour MP..

Deselecting an MP in your Constituency Labour Party

The current system for deselecting a Labour MP appears to be totally undemocratic because of the power of the Union vote, but here is a link that describes the process in useful detail.

 How to Deselect Your Labour MP

Deselecting an MP in Your Constituency Conservative Party

All Conservative MPs need to apply in writing to their local executive council, if they want to be selected again to contest the next election. This can be done at any time during a parliament, however, the executive can also demand they apply at any time. Check this link for a more in-depth view of the deselection process.

How to Deselect Your Tory MP

Remember that you need support from others to help make your deselection appeal successful. Get a petition together, friends family, as many others as possible. Try to get the media involved. Any publicity you can get will help your cause. It can be a lot of hard work, but when you are successful, it will all seem worthwhile.

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