Rejected petition Abolish the Fixed Term Parliaments Act!

Former PM David Cameron introduced the FTPA so that Prime Ministers could only call a General Election before the end of a scheduled 5 year term if a two thirds majority of MPs was achieved.
The FTPA is an act of constitutional vandalism.

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Its introduction on to the statute book upset the balance of power between the executive and the legislature.
It is time it was abolished so that Prime Ministers can call a General Election when they feel the timing is right for them to do so.

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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/272911

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