“Members of parliament are there to legislate (although their roles are creeping further and further in to the executive, which is just further reason to reform our governmental structure). The representatives role is to set legislation for the nation, and their logic and rational and justification should reflect this, each acting in an individual capacity.”
I lean towards appointing the best person for the job – and don’t necessarily include “decision making” in that judgement. But party politics, and the rarity of conscience voting may make it a moot point. Your thoughts?