MP welcomes Scots’ vote

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans welcomed the result of the referendum on Scottish independence.

“I am absolutely delighted that the people of Scotland have decisively rejected the breaking up of the United Kingdom and rejected independence,” he said. “I am Welsh and British in equal measure, and am proud to be both, and it is clear that this is also the case for the Scots.

“I have always believed that the strength of the United Kingdom is in its constituent parts working closely together to allow the country to continue to punch above its weight on the world stage and share in a sense of national identity and purpose.

“In the Ribble Valley we have Dunsop Bridge, the very centre of the United Kingdom, and following the referendum it remains very much at its heart.

“I also welcome comments made by the Prime Minister to address the great unanswered constitutional problem, the ‘West Lothian question’, which must be a priority. It cannot be right for Scottish MPs to be able to vote on devolved issues and I am confident that English votes for English laws will soon be enacted.”