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No. Parliament has no interest in regulating how the elected individuals organise themselves.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 1st, 2016 at 01:58:46 PM EST
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But would legislation be required for a party to do that?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Aug 1st, 2016 at 02:01:57 PM EST
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no. Parties are private institutions that are owned by the membership. If a load of people want to resign from a party and form another one, that's entirely a matter for them.

The legal fiction is that it is the individual member of parliament who is elected to represent a constitutency. they are not elected as representatives of a party.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 1st, 2016 at 04:01:12 PM EST
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But do the CLPs have any means to replace and elected MP? That is the meat of the issue.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 2nd, 2016 at 03:11:44 PM EST
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They cannot remove a stting MP from his seat in the House because that MP was elected by the voters in that constituency and he is their MP, not the pary's.

However, they are entirely within their rights to replace them as their candidate at the next election if they have left the party.

Right now, there is a debate as to whether the local party have the right to remove that endorsement from a sitting MP who hasn't left the party, but whose behaviour or political philosophy the membership deem  no longer acceptable.  

However, the national party do retain that right. Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, will be removed by the national party at the next election

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2016 at 05:36:56 PM EST
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