The British constitution is in a state of rapid change. Both the Labour government that took office in 1997 and the Conservative-led governments that followed pledged constitutional reform. Since 2010, for example, politicians have promised to give voters the right to recall wayward MPs, sought to reduce the number of MPs and reform the House of Lords on a more democratic basis. The cumulative impact of recent and proposed constitutional change involves a massive change to Britain’s traditional system of government.
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