According to the BBC, Sir Christopher Kelly, chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, is to recommend that MPs should no longer be entitled to buy second homes at the taxpayers' expense. This if confirmed will be an important step in reshaping relationships between our elected representatives and the public. I blogged about this in May here. I'm convinced the job of restoring public trust in our MPs extends to our pollitical parties as well. In that regard the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party (of which I am a member) has still failed to account for how it deselected Ian Gibson, former MP for Norwich North. I was reminded of that by comrades in South West Norfolk on Saturday. As I'm composing BBC North West is reporting a revolt in Ashton in Makerfield against a decision by the NEC to select the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2010 General Election from an All-Women Short list. All of which points to a lively NEC meeting on 17 November.