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Ed Miliband calls for 'Public Question Time' in Westminster

Ed Miliband says there should be a 'Public Question Time' where ordinary people can put questions to the Prime Minister.

The Labour leader told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show the idea would "let people into our politics" by making politicians answerable to the public.

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Speaker will look at Miliband plan 'with interest'

The Speaker of the House of Commons will look at plans from Ed Miliband for a new 'Public Question Time', although it will be up to MPs to approve the idea.

Mr Miliband wants the public to be allowed into Parliament to ask the Prime Minister questions.

John Bercow will look at the Labour leader's plans for a 'Public Question Time'. Credit: PA Wire

A spokeswoman for Speaker John Bercow said: "The Speaker will look at Mr Miliband's suggestions with interest, when he receives them. Clearly, any changes would be a matter for the House."

She also said it was clear that within Westminster "there is also an appetite for further reforms to how the House of Commons conducts itself".

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