1st March 2011: Jo asks whether the Government plan to allow greater public engagement with the law-making process.
27th January 2011: Jo probes the leader of the House of Commons on the progress being made in making the scheduling of Government business more democratic and transparent.
20th January 2011: Jo pushes for written answers in Hansard to be dealt with in a more technological fashion.
26th October 2010: Jo asks the Deputy Prime Minister if the government plans to address points made in the Speakers Conference about helping MPs with children balance their work and family.
22nd February 2010: Jo speaks in favour of the Wright Committee’s recommendations for reforming the House of Commons.
3rd February 2010: Jo argues that General Election counts should continue to be held overnight rather than waiting until the following day.
21st January 2010: Jo questions the Leader of the House of Commons on which of the House of Commons Reform Committee’s proposals for democratic form the Government will allow MPs to vote on.
7th January 2010: Jo asks a question to the Leader of the House of Commons on whether MPs will be allowed to vote on the full set of proposals from the Wright Committee on reform of the House of Commons
5th November 2009: Jo asks a question to the Leader of the House of Commons on allowing members of the public to share video clips of Parliament on their websites
21st July 2009: Jo asks the Justice Minister to set up a Citizens’ Convention to lead on reform of our political system.
8th July 2009: Jo asks the Northern Ireland Minister if he will make Parliamentary time available for a Bill of Rights
25th June 2009: Jo proposes a debate on the use of technology to better connect the public and Parliament.
25th June 2009: Jo argues that the current system of MPs’ pensions is too costly to the taxpayer
30th April 2009: Jo argues for an overhaul of the MPs’ expenses system to make it more transparent
9th February 2009: In the light of allegations against Members of the House of Lords, Jo asks Jacqui Smith, Home Secretary, about whether the police have adequate powers to investigate Parliamentarians suspected of bribery.
3rd February 2009: Jo challenges Jack Straw to clean up our political system by introducing an elected House of Lords
2nd February 2009: Jo argues for transparency and accountability, and for the public to have the right to recall their MPs in a by-election.
22nd January 2009: Jo urges the Government to stop trying to keep MPs’ expenses secret.
14th January 2009: Jo asks the government to implement the plan put forward by mySociety, encouraging the use of technology and the internet to help government interact with the public.
13th November 2008: Jo confronts the Leader of the House about the delay in publishing MPs’ expenses.
12th November 2008: Jo makes a speech to welcome the creation of the Speaker’s Conference to improve representation of women and minority groups in Parliament.
28th October 2008: Jo suggests that fixed-term Parliaments would make it easier to regulate political spending.
16th June 2008: Jo calls on the Government to reform the system of party funding.
8th June 2008: Jo argues that 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to vote
6th June 2008: Jo supports a bill to reduce the voting age to 16.
14th May 2008: Jo questions whether the current format of Prime Minister’s questions is the best way to hold the government to account.
8th May 2008: Jo calls for Parliament to modernise and use new technology to enJgage better with the public.
20th March 2008: Jo questions Nick Harvey, a representative of the House of Commons Commission, on why Parliamentary video clips could not be shown on YouTube.
25th October 2007: Jo suggests that the House of Commons should debate topics put forward by the public in petitions.
23rd October 2007: Jo asks the Government to act to prevent a repeat of the disastrous postal vote arrangements in the May elections.
25th January 2007: Business of the House: Jo questions Jack Straw about prisoner voting rights and their possible effect on the upcoming Scottish Elections. © Parliamentary copyright.
18th January 2007: Jo calls for a debate on devolution and resolving the “English question”.
7th November 2006: Jo on the opportunities presented by 300th anniversary of the Act of Union.
6th November 2006: Jo argues that young people should be allowed to stand as candidates for election at the age of 16.
30th November 2005: Jo criticises the ‘Punch and Judy’ style of Prime MInister’s questions.