The Good MP: Four Qualities of a Great Representative

It’s always a hard time to choose the people who will represent you. Do they really have the best interests of the territory at heart? How do you know that they will work tirelessly for you? These are only some of the good questions you can ask before you choose a name from the list of candidates.

Before voting, you can always look at these key indicators:


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A Proven Time at Service

There are people who say that they are ready to serve and there are those who have really served. Take a look at a person’s achievements and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what they are like when they serve the people.


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A Great Adviser when Approached

MPs are elected to serve the people. Your ideal candidate will have served people effectively at some capacity—whether as mayor of a town or overseer in an office. You can try to see whether they’ve a proven record of solving problems effectively and efficiently by looking at their backgrounds.


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Loyalty to the Cause

Your potential MP will belong to a party at some point. Take a look at his background with the party and learn whether he was loyal at some point—or if he managed to vote against an issue that wasn’t well. His belief in the good points of your preferred party is a good thing to note too.


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A Review of their Platform

While loyalty to the party and its beliefs is important, your ideal MP should have a list of his or her own policies. Review these policies thoroughly, if you can. It will tell you whether your interests are at the core of the MPs service.

Running for parliament is no joke. Aside from making laws, the people expect their MPs to serve their best interests and be as pure as they can. Support your MPs by believing in the cause their party serves, or call them out when they err in their service.