So what's this then? On Tuesday
Each subsequent parliamentary general election is to take place on the first Thursday in May in the fourth year after the previous parliamentary general election.Unless I am very much mistaken, that means the government has accepted the case for Fixed Term Parliaments. If that is indeed the case, I could not be more delighted. But there's a part of me that thinks that if they meant it, they'd have been trumpeting it from the rooftops. Another part of me thinks this clause has been included in error. Anyone know more details?
UPDATE: It appears that although this was not an April Fools joke the Bill was actually not introduced by the Government, but by LibDem Peer Lord Tyler using the same name as the Government's Bill last year. With me so far?!
More here on this from the Electoral Reform Society.
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