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Tory Candidate Rewarded for Failure With 'Elevation' to The Lords

TORY CANDIDATE REWARDED FOR FAILURE WITH 'ELEVATION' TO THE LORDS AND MINISTERIAL POST DAVIDSON’S ENTIRE NEW TEAM SNUBBED BY WESTMINSTER BOSSES Failed Tory candidate for Perth and North Perthshire Ian Duncan is set to be appointed to government anyway by being handed a peerage ahead of taking up a ministerial post at the Scotland Office as the Tories make a mockery of the democratic process. This underlines the fundamentally undemocratic nature of the Westminster system which allows the government to fill ministerial positions with cronies by elevating them to the Lords, even when they’ve been rejected by the electorate in an election. Mr Duncan is set to take over from Lord Andrew Dunlop, who was similarly unelected and cost the taxpayer over £123,000 each year, in a move that will embarrass Ruth Davidson as her London bosses believe none of her new Scottish MPs are up to the job. Commenting, Patricia Gibson said: “This is simply extraordinary. It seems that anyone can be rejected by the electorate and then just days later find themselves in a powerful government role. It is fundamentally undemocratic and should not be allowed in a modern society. "It also says something about the new group of 12 Scottish Tory MPs who have been passed over and are apparently not up to the job. “The House of Lords is an archaic institution which is accountable to no one and yet wields huge influence over how our laws are made. “Politicians should not be rewarded for failure and end up governing the country when they lose elections, yet over the years we have seen this happen time and time again. “The Tories should think long and hard. To proceed with the appointment of Ian Duncan would be an affront to democracy.”

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