That would surely include setting a personal and professional example to those for whom they are responsible; for any MP to make such a proposal suggests observance of some sort of “Hypocritic oath”.
Consider the redefinition of democracy illustrated in Ed Miliband’s insistence that Labour MPs support the motion to recognise Palestine as an independent state.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander announced a three-line whip (democracy?) to ensure total compliance.
Three of his MPs tabled an amendment to delay such recognition until successful peace negotiations have been concluded.
To solve this embarrassing situation, MPs who disagree with the party line have been “encouraged” to be absent for the vote. Democracy?
They should all be obliged to participate – and vote – in the debate; that’s what we pay them for.
How else are they to put forward the views of their constituents; they will, after all have sought out their opinions, won’t they?