Tory MPs push for loosening rules to allow more partisan mail-outs
By Charelle EvelynMar. 20, 2019
‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen of Ten Percenter flyers.
Conservatives Candice Bergen and Mark Strahl say MPs should be allowed to send partisan messages in the material they mail to constituents’ homes. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It should be up to an MP’s constituents, not faceless bureaucrats, to decide if the messages they receive in their tax-funded mail-outs are too partisan, according to Conservative members of the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy (BOIE).
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