What kind of representative serves us best..?

With a once in a generation Speaker’s Conference being convened, Dan pitches five things that would improve representative democracy… Paulie suggests politicians who are genuinely local and don’t slavishly follow the party line and he nominates Dawn Purvis as a typical candidate… Who else would have the wit and courage to call for the legalisation of Prostitution in Northern Ireland… Check here for some reliable research on the matter…

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