The shadow Education Secretary will call for fixed-term parliaments, the election of select committees by backbenchers and greater independence for standing committees which scrutinise legislation. He will also call for a limit on the number of Bills that a government can introduce and limits on the numbers of ministers and advisers. "All these things would help restore confidence in Parliament," he will tell the Tory Carlton Club in the third of a series of speeches before the leadership election in November.
It follows the release of a right-wing manifesto by MPs calling for a return to traditional values, a group dismissed by the MP Alan Duncan as Tory "Taliban".
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