I know many of you will be fighting hard for a Labour victory tomorrow but did you know that all Labour MPs elected tomorrow will not be pledging allegiance to you or to the country, but to the Queen?
✎ Sign Republic’s petition calling for an oath allegiance to the people – NOT the Queen at www.republic.org.uk/peoples-oath
It’s one of the great ironies of our political system that our democratically elected representatives are forced to swear allegiance to an unelected monarch, and not to their constituents.
After campaigning hard to be elected to serve constituents like you, they’ll be forced to pledge allegiance to the Queen:
“I do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Her Heirs and Successors, according to Law.”
If your MP refuses to take the oath they’ll be banned from parliamentary proceedings, won’t be paid any salary or allowances.
Whether Labour wins or loses tomorrow, it’s important that all politicians from across the political spectrum swear allegiance to constituent and country.
Please sign and share the petition calling for a #PeoplesOath at www.republic.org.uk/peoples-oath
Thanks for your support and keep working hard for a Labour victory tomorrow!
Matt and the Labour for a Republic team