The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have promised that as part of their coalition government that they would conduct British politics in a new, more transparent and more open way. And here is the first example (this report comes from the New York Times):
The leaders of the new coalition government in Britain, David Cameron of the Conservative party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats, said Wednesday that they would introduce a bill to establish a five-year fixed term for Parliament. A fixed term would be a major departure from the existing system, which allows a ruling party to choose when to call general elections, as long as they are no more than five years apart.
The leaders declared that they would be able to maintain a stable government for five years despite disagreements between their parties.