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Only English MPs to vote on English issues

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Only English MPs to vote on English issues

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We the undersigned believe that MPs from non-English constituencies should be disallowed from voting on exclusively English matters. This would resolve the current issue posed by the "West Lothian question", whereby Northern Irish/ Welsh/Scottish MPs can vote on exclusively English concerns, but English MPs cannot vote on exclusively Northern Irish/Welsh/Scottish affairs.

This also offers a more practical, common sense alternative to an English parliament, which would prove more expensive both in the short and long term as well as create more elections when many voters are already apathetic or feel there are too many levels of government already.

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