700. Representation and elections.

Members of the House of Commons are constitutionally regarded as the representatives of their constituents and not their delegates or delegates of the party organisations to which they belong1. The freedom of speech, and debates and proceedings in Parliament, may not be impeached or questioned in any court or place outside Parliament2. It would be a breach of parliamentary privilege and contempt of Parliament for any person outside the House of Commons to seek to mandate a member or even to claim the right to do so3.

Constituencies for the purpose of parliamentary elections are described in Orders in Council