RSSMLA Questions

Can an MLA be ousted from office?

Can an MLA be ousted from office?

| 08/04/2018 | 1 Comment
How do you initiate a vote of no confidence for elected officials? Auntie’s answer: I think your question is about removing Members of the Legislative Assembly from office rather than a vote of no confidence, which can be exercised for the premier. This occurred in 2012, when then-premier McKeeva [...]

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MLAs jumping the queue

MLAs jumping the queue

| 27/03/2018 | 3 Comments
I’ve noticed on several occasions MLAs visiting the government building and demanding their personal applications be processed right away. Do you think they should get priority? They treat the staff with no respect. Auntie’s answer: Up front I will say that I have never had time for people who t [...]

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VIP treatment of MLA at airport

VIP treatment of MLA at airport

| 10/12/2017 | 35 Comments
Today I arrived in Cayman on the same flight as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his wife.  Why is it that upon disembarking they were taken directly through Immigration and Customs without queueing and then skipped the (very long) line to pay their duty? I’d like to point out that th [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 07/12/2017 | 6 Comments
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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Can MLAs decline their salaries?

Can MLAs decline their salaries?

| 20/02/2017 | 12 Comments
Is it possible for an individual to “volunteer” for office? That is, if an individual is interested in politics and steering their country’s ship and is qualified to run as a candidate, is it possible for that person to run for office and, if elected, accept the seat with no or hal [...]

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