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THE government says it wants to introduce powers that give constituents the ability outside elections to sack their MP should they misbehave.

Voters would be able to haul them before parliament to ensure they are held to account in cases where they have done something serious such as commit a crime.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt said: ‘I do support this, although I think circumstances where this would be used would be rare.

‘If serious wrong doing currently takes place, the public may then have to wait four more years to express their disdain at the ballot box.’