Being a Member of Parliament.
What are the main functions of being a Member of Parliament? Who holds these positions and how are they elected.
An MP or Member of Parliament is a representative elected by the voters to the parliament. The MP’s from the House of Commons of Parliament are chosen in general election. The Members of the House of Lords are officially chosen by the Monarch, but the actual choosing is done by an independent appointments commission. The main functions of being an MP are to examine proposals to administer new laws, while also sustaining government. They must also critique and scrutinize official government policy, carefully examining every issue. As a Member of Parliament they must meet daily to discuss the day’s major issues.
Two-Party System: We act in a two party system with “the Government VS. everyone else”. The three major parties are the Labour, Conservative and the Liberal Democratic Party. Under a two-party system, usually two parties hold the majority of votes, much the way with democrats and republicans in the US. A major disadvantage of this method is that the parties being to preach the same thing, and unconventional and drastic changes are never suggested for fear of losing the vote.