Heath and Howarth to lead call for fixed-term parliaments

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2007

After the fiasco that was Gordon Brown’s ‘Yellow Saturday’, Ming Campbell has just appeared on BBC1’s The Politics Show and announced that two Lib Dem MPs, Davids Heath and Howarth, will this week be presenting a bill in Parliament which would legislate for fixed-term Parliaments.

What will be the Labour and Tory response? After this week, Gordon might be almost relieved to have the decision taken out of his hands. Meanwhile, Dave has said only that it’s something he’ll take a look at some time. It might almost be called a ‘cosy consensus’.