Ian Paisley could be fired by voters in UK’s first recall ballot

A petition opens today which could result in the Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley losing his seat.

The recall petition, the first in parliamentary history, was triggered last month when MPs voted to suspend the politician for 30 days after he failed to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

If 10 per cent of the electorate in his constituency of North Antrim back the petition, a by-election will be held.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/ian-paisley-could-be-fired-by-voters-in-uks-first-recall-ballot-r8hxrptps

Ian Paisley: North Antrim recall petition opens

A petition that could force a by-election in North Antrim and unseat the current MP Ian Paisley has opened.

In July, MPs voted to suspend Mr Paisley for 30 sitting days over his failure to declare two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government – triggering the recall procedure.

The DUP MP apologised in the Commons, but will face a by-election if 10% of his constituents sign the petition.

The recall petition is the first in UK parliamentary history.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-45083840

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