MP’s anger over SNP hunting vote ploy

Nigel Evans, Ribble Valley MP
Nigel Evans, Ribble Valley MP
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken out against Scottish Nationalist MPs voting on fox hunting in England.

SNP members blocked moves to relax the current law, despite earlier pledges they would not vote on English-only legislation.

Mr Evans said: “It is clear now that the Government must continue in its policy to introduce English votes for English laws.

“I and other English, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs cannot vote on matters affecting Scotland only because they are rightly devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

“Whatever your position on the Hunting Act, it should be right that this issue is decided only by the elected representatives of the people over whom the law would be in place. The events of today will bring further support for the Government’s proposals on English votes for English laws.”