Being an MP should be a full time job.  However, a great number of our MPs feel the need to hold a vast range of additional positions, directorships and consultancies.

I think if an MP wants a second job it should be chosen for him or her by their constituents. The MP may prefer to be a non-executive director of an arms company on £250K per annum but their constituents may consider that more insight into how they live could be offered by working in a care home for the elderly on minimum wage, emptying their bins or dealing with the aftermath of road traffic accidents.

Let the people decide.

Why is this idea important?

It enhances our democracy.

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