The Constituency Party is open to anyone who believes that democracy is best achieved by allowing the 1st and 2nd runners-up in each constituency to adopt an important role in regulating the enactments of parliament for the benefit of constituents and society as a whole.
An MP is usually selected on a minority of votes in each constituency with the majority of votes being cast for the runners-up. It is proposed to give regulatory and administrative powers to these runner-ups and thereby to give effect to the will of the people.
A Constituency Office would be set up in each constituency as a regulatory body with powers to oversee the application of legislation. Each office would be run by the MP in conjunction with the 1st and 2nd runner-ups (and in some cases the 3rd runner-up depending on the percentage of votes cast).
MPs will continue to legislate, but the regulation of parliamentary laws and subordinate legislation will be undertaken by the Constituency Offices.
Planning appeals, police enquiries, complaints against statutoy authorities etc will all be handled by the Constituency Office instead of unelected officials who are appointed by Ministers.
This will return power to the people in a way which will give constituents a real voice whenever a Constituency Office takes up a constituent's case.
During the lifetime of a parliament, the runners-up will have an opportinity to "compete" against the sitting MP by actively making a name for themselves in taking up issues which an MP might easily ignore.
The days of having to write a letter to your MP only to receive a non-committal reply will be a thing of the past. People will still be able to write a letter to their MP once Constituency Offices are established, but the only difference will be that the writer will not need to depend on obtaining a response.
The priorities of the party will be as follows:
1) To put up candidates who will advocate the establishment of