Listen to the electorate

I agree with Max Nottingham (August 5) that voting should be made compulsory, as it is in Australia.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 5:42 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:02 pm

This should make MPs behave themselves, listen more to the electorate’s views and concerns and to boost turnout at general elections.

Compulsory voting would strengthen democracy.

I would like to see the pointless, outdated and undemocratic House of Lords abolished and replace it with a properly elected system of ministers representing England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the counties of the UK and rename the second chamber, The House of Nations and Regions.

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