MPs not delegates, but representatives

Dear Sir, — In his latest diatribe in the Chronicle dated 29th August about who took the “Great” out of Britain (usually blaming the EU) Glynn Robinson fundamentally misunderstands the roles of MPs and their role in Parliament.
He seems to believe that MPs are there to do as their constituents tell them, whether that be good for the country or not. 
This is absolutely not the case. They are not delegates of their constituents, they are representatives. 
Their role is first and foremost to do what they believe to be the best for their country, and then for their constituency.

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