LABOUR MP Mike Wood is asking his constituents what law they would make if given the chance.

The Batley and Spen MP plans to put his name into the ballot for a private members' bill.

He is calling for help in deciding what law change to propose if he is drawn in the top 10 and can introduce a bill into Parliament.

Mr Wood said: "I know MPs drawn early in the ballot are inundated with suggestions from anyone with a cause.

"I would rather have ideas from local people on what law they feel would improve their lives."

He added: "I'm quite keen for people to suggest anything they think important.

"But there will be some impossible ideas. Abolition of income tax is the first which comes to mind!"

If Mr Wood is drawn early in the ballot he will invite some of those who have taken part in the process to visit Parliament on a day when the bill is due to be discussed, have tea in the Commons and take one of the tours.

Constituents who want to suggest a subject can obtain the necessary form by contacting Mr Wood's office and leaving their name and address.

Contact can be made by ringing 01274 335233, by email to or by post to 9 Cross Crown Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3HW.

Forms will need to be returned before Friday, October 31.