This video deals with the representational side of the duties and roles of MP’s.
This video covers:
- Representation of the electorate.
- MP’s needn’t agree with their electorate or every member of it, but if they do so too often they will be unlikely to be re-elected.
- Often if an MP votes against their electorate or a portion of it, they will take the time to argue their position and create dialogue.
Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.
The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:
- The duties and constituency duties of MP’s.
- The role that democratic accountability plays in the Parliamentary system.
With thanks to
- Andrew Rosindell MP
- Natascha Engel MP
- John Mann MP
Image – Obama in Westminster Hall (UK Parliament-Mark Dimmock)