This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Independently elected body to propose reforms to the UK’s political system
The issue of our membership of the EU has exposed deep flaws in our political system, raising questions about the relationship between Parliament and Government, the role of the monarch, how the will of the people can be properly expressed, and where sovereignty should lie.
In general elections, voters elect representatives to legislate on ordinary matters and to oversee the routine business of government. Constitutional issues lie outside the sphere of ordinary politics and, because they govern the way ordinary politics operates, there is a clear conflict of interests if MPs themselves are responsible for legislating on them.
We ask that elections be held for a Constitutional Assembly, to sit for up to two years, with power to bring forward legislation on constitutional issues.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website