A WOMAN has launched a petition calling for MPs to be able to job share.
Deborah King, from Yiewsley, claims the radical move helps single mums, disabled people and others to access a job they may not otherwise be in a position to do.
She had hoped to stand as an independent candidate for Uxbridge during the last general election but was told she could not job share.
So far, she says, the petition has had the backing of John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
Ms King said: The House of Commons is not representative of the electorate.
The House of Commons has 650 MPs. Of these 650, there are 504 male MPs, so women are seriously under represented.
There are 27 MPs of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin, but there would need to be 55-60 BME MPs to be representative of the BME population.
There are a handful of disabled MPs but there would need to be 65 disabled MPs to represent the number of disabled people in the population.
l If you agree, you can sign Ms Kings petition at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/17076.