At present, when there is a General Election, Parliament is dissolved quite some time before election day and so there are no Members of Parliament for that time period.
I am well aware that ministers stay in office, this thread is not about that, so no need to inform me of that as I know about that.
This lack of Members of Parliament can cause great problems where an MP has been trying to help a constituent, perhaps with something very serious, such as a risk to having somewhere to live.
I am thinking that a good reform would be as follows.
When a General Election is due to take place, instead of dissolution taking place as it does now, Parliament would go into "Recess for a General Election" and Parliament would not actually become dissolved until 23:59 on the day before Election Day.
Thus MPs could continue to help constituents with issues and still have access to Ministers in the capacity of being an MP.
An additional reform could be that Member of Parliament is regarded as a Corporation Sole, in a manner similar to the manner that a Bishop is a Corporation Sole, so that if the human being who occupies the Corporation Sole is replaced by another human being, then the constituency work on an issue continues as it is a matter for the Corporation Sole and therefore does not need to lapse and possibly be restarted if the human being is changed.
I would appreciate discussion of these ideas please.
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