Mark Tami MP has Spoken in Parliament Against English Votes for English Laws.

Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside has spoken in a Westminster Hall Debate against the proposal for English votes on English laws.

The Government is proposing that on laws that only affect England only English MPs should be able to vote.

During the debate the Alyn & Deeside MP questioned what constitutes an English only law especially for residents of Flintshire who often work across the border in England, attend hospital appointments in the Countess of Chester and have their GPs based in England.

Speaking after the debate Mark Tami MP said, “The Government has failed to explain what would constitute an English only law, the border does not exist in the way that the Government is proposing.”

“The Countess of Chester Hospital was built to serve the people of Deeside and Chester, our road network runs from East to West not North to South.”

“To suggest that changes made in England wont impact on us highlights a serious lack of understanding by the Government about how this region works.”

The debate had been called by Ynys Mon MP, Albert Owen and included contributions from many MPs with North Wales who highlighted their concerns with this proposal.