Earlier this year, I argued that MPs like Fiona Onasanya found guilty of serious crimes should lose their seats. In return I was subjected to ad hominem remarks and the usual foul abuse. However, my position was vindicated when the constituents of Peterborough signed a recall petition to remove Onasanya so that there would be a by-election.
Now another MP has been recalled, this time a Tory MP in a "fingers in the till" case. Chris Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, was found guilty in March of false expenses claims.
There has now been a successful recall petition, so Davies has lost his seat, and there will be a by-election.
Now let's be clear about one thing. Davies was not actually imprisoned - he was fined and ordered to do community work - so under the rules I advocated, he would not automatically lose his seat. However, this second recall petition indicates the depth of anger among ordinary people about the culture of wrongdoing among certain MPs, something which certain people (mainly lefties) in the "Bowland Bubble" don't seem to grasp.