Outside the marginals

a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

Northumberland Votes for Northumberland Laws?

Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change.

Blocking Scottish MPs from voting on Northumberland’s affairs must happen as a matter of urgency, a North East MP has claimed.
Journal 16 December 2014 : Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight ‘injustice’, Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

I would equally like to see Southern and Midlands MPs from voting on Northumberland’s affairs – as a matter of urgency.

However, I must accept that the MPs for say, Dumfries & Galloway, Berwickshire Roxburgh & Selkirk, or even Dumfriesshire Clydesdale & Tweeddale probably have a far better feel for the needs of Northumberland than say the MPs for Southampton Itchen, Fareham or Eastleigh.

The South is a different country in terms of its concerns and needs.

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