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Recall petition unseats Tory MP in Brecon and Radnorshire

Geoff Riley

21st June 2019

There will be a by-election in the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency after a successful petition to recall current Tory MP Chris Davies. This follows on from the successful recall vote in Peterborough.

19% of the electorate signed the Brecon & Radnor recall petition - so the MP loses his seat and there will be a by-election.

The recall petition on Chris Davies, Brecon & Radnor MP followed a conviction for expenses fraud.

The 2015 Recall of MPs Act sets out the circumstances in which the Speaker of the House of Commons can trigger the recall process including a custodial prison sentence of a year or less and a conviction for providing false or misleading expenses claims. More details here

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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