By Gareth's logic, we should also press for the members of the Statistics Authority, especially the National Statistician, to be elected. That might lead to different decisions being taken about inflation measures.
Most of the US Fed is elected in the regions, although not by the public. And the Fed is better and more competent than the Bank of England. Indeed the BOE tends to follow the Fed.
I have never thought about the election of the Statistical Authorities.
I have no confidence in our UK inflation infrastructure.
And from the postings I see in this group, I don't detect any confidence on anybody's part. I wonder if there is some way of maybe polling the members on this ?