Together Gibraltar has noted “with concern” the recent publishing of a proposal bill to extend Parliament to include backbenchers, a move that the party claims will take place “under the guise of enhancing democracy.” The party has also offered its own proposals to reform the democratic process in Gibraltar.
A Bill was published on Friday to increase the number of elected members of Parliament from 17 to 25.
The Government says this follows the recommendation made by the Select Committee on Parliamentary Reform to the Gibraltar Parliament on 9th May.
The Chief Minister will move a motion at the next meeting of Parliament to increase the number of MPs from 17 to 25 by the next general election following the recommendations of the Select Committee on Parliamentary Reform.
Together Gibraltar will be holding a candidate primary election in the next few weeks during which members will vote for which candidates should stand for the party in this year’s general election.
A delegation of five Members of Congress of the United States of America is in Gibraltar for a two day visit.