Our parliament, with its 600+ members, is far too large and far too expensive to sustain.
Following the expenses scandal and other instances of malfeasance in public office, it is high time we fundamentally changed our parliamentary system. Along with our support for proportional representation, we support a large reduction in the number of members of parliament. India, with a population 20 times as large as Britain, has a parliament which is considerably smaller.
We are calling for a parliament that is half its present size, where MPs are paid a wage in line with careers of equivalent responsibility. Their staff should be employed by the state and not by the MP themselves.