"Debater: Now, it requires an independent investigation of the rules and control"
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"the DEBATE. A number of mps have formally lived at odd places in his constituency, but in reality with his family in Stockholm and have been a great contribution for their accommodation. Aftonbladet's review has done to the scandals duggat in the last few months and that many members forced to resign."
"This leads to a declining trust in politicians. Expressen writes in an editorial on ”riksdagsfrälset”, something that illustrates that they elected not to be seen as the voters ' representatives, but as an authority. "
"Sweden is somewhat unique in not requiring that the chosen should live in their constituency. It contributes to the gap between voters and the elected. Many constituents feel that they appoint someone to a job, not that they give confidence to a representative. It is no coincidence that the term ”elected official” designation of the politicians seems to have disappeared."
"If the members of the higher degree was present in his constituency, would the voters be easier to identify with them. In addition, they would likely know the name of their representatives in parliament. "
"In the Uk know voters often who represents their constituency. In Sweden, it is a rare knowledge, which not only has the electoral system to do."
"It is natural that members want to stay with their family. To have mps who neglect their children is no picnic. We would introduce a rule that you must live among their constituents, it would be reasonable to require far less presence in Stockholm. "
"The fact that the parliament ceased in the evening and nattplenum requires debates and votes several days of attendance each week. We go back 70 years in time, it was a part-time job to sit in parliament. "
"Even if we retain the formal, full-time, it would be helpful to the members spent far more time with their constituents, that they shall represent. It would make the parliament more representative."
"up Until the 60's, the members no compensation for their accommodation in Stockholm. They had free travel on the SJ, and I know a popular party mp who used to take the night train to Nässjö, in robe, run across the platform and with the other the night train to arrive back to Stockholm. "
"When the parliament in 1971, moved to provisional premises in the current Kulturhuset at Sergels torg – could the members live in their office."
"The repeated examples of dodging the allowances must lead to an independent investigation of the rules and control how they are followed. Moreover, it would not hurt with a grundlagsutredning if riksdagsledamöternas position. "
"such An investigation ought to take up a number of things: The local roots, the levels of compensation, the right to side-quests – news after the Liberals' disastrous handling of mep Cecilia Wikström and her other board memberships in any company."
"The political parties have become increasingly 'top-down'; most of The sweden democrats. All partiledningar has seized on the economic ledamotsstödet – which came into being in order to strengthen the members ' position and make it possible for them to have assistants who would be able to support the committee's work and keep in touch with the local voters. In practice, ledamotsstödet disappeared."
"a few years ago, the former moderate mp Anne-Marie Pålsson a book from their riksdagsår. It was characteristic enough ”Knapptryckarkompaniet”. Should politicians get more confidence and elections are perceived as meaningful, it is necessary that the chosen are better anchored, locally, but also and have a greater opportunity to act independently. "
"Everything indicates that the recent scandals increases politikerföraktet, which becomes a threat to democracy. It leads to the success of the högerpopulisterna in more and more voters proteströstar instead of supporting them they would be able to perceive as their representatives."
"the reception, Wästberg, former member of parliament (L) and chairman of the democracy commission considers"
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