721. How an MP becomes subject to the recall petition process.

The Recall of MPs Act 2015 sets out the process by which a recall petition may be set up calling for a member of Parliament to lose his seat in the House of Commons, and for a by-election to be held to decide who should be the MP for the constituency in question1. There are three grounds on which the recall process may be instigated (called 'recall conditions') and these broadly comprise:


    (1)     conviction of a custodial offence2;


    (2)     conviction of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims3; and


    (3)     suspension from the House of Commons following a