The Fair Votes for All campaign has welcomed Bill Wiggin MP for North Herefordshire, as a Patron. This campaign is calling for English votes for English issues to be introduced into the House of Commons as soon as possible.

Bill Wiggin MP said: “I am delighted to become a Patron of the Fair Votes for All campaign. This is a matter of fairness for people in North Herefordshire whose voice in Parliament is currently diluted by Scottish MPs.

With more powers being devolved to Scotland following the independence referendum last year, it is only fair that if Scotland can vote on issues only affecting Scotland, then Scottish MPs should not be able to continue to determine issues that do not affect their constituents.

If we want to have balanced devolution across the UK, then extending that fairness to English votes for English laws is a key change we must make.

We should be able to decide our own priorities in our classrooms and in our NHS.

Unlike some of my opponents in the upcoming General Election who continue to place their Party’s narrow partisan political interest ahead of delivering fairness, I am determined to sort this out.”

Graham Stuart MP, Chairman of the Fair Votes for All campaign, said, “I am glad to welcome Bill Wiggin MP as a Patron of the campaign. Bill is a fantastic local representative who is standing up for North Herefordshire. As more powers are handed over to the Scottish Parliament, this basic constitutional unfairness cannot be ignored any longer.”

 

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