Hove MP joins ‘English Votes for English Laws’ campaign

Sarah Green December 23, 2014

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has signed up to become a Parliamentary Patron of the English Votes for English Laws campaign that aims to introduce the change.

MIke Weatherley, MP for Hove & Portslade
MIke Weatherley, MP for Hove & Portslade

THE CAMPAIGN will feature the collection and co-ordinated presentation to Parliament of petitions expressing popular support for this proposal from constituencies across England.

The West Lothian question, also known as English Votes for English Laws, refers to whether MPs from other areas of the United Kingdom should vote on matters that only affect England.

Following on from the promises of greater devolution if Scots rejected independence, the question of English Votes for English Laws has become a pressing national issue.

Mike said: “I was delighted to become a parliamentary patron of this long-overdue campaign for English Votes for English Laws. It is only right that, following on from devolution on a number of issues for Scotland, laws which only effect England should only be voted on by Members representing English voters.”