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Constituency Review Submission from Maurice Basquille

Maurice Basquille

Submission ID: S90




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Following an election and when all seats are filled, I suggest that unelected  candidates are placed on a panel in order of the result. 

If one of the elected TDs, Seantors, MEPs in the constituency resigns / dies or vacates, the seat will be offered to the next placed candidate. 

Similar to co-opting – but the panel is a reflection of the electorate.

Rules can be placed around timelines etc e.g. time after election, time to accept.

Benefit – saves on byelections, time & cost. Loss of representation is minimised.

Thanks Maurice

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