Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron was in Lincolnshire today to unveil the Conservative Party’s English manifesto, which promises proposals for English votes on English laws within the first one hundred days of a Conservative government following the General Election which will take place on Thursday, 7th May 2015.
Mr. Cameron, during his visit to the County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln, pledged that the rate of income tax in England would need the consent of the majority of England’s Members of Parliament. Mr. Cameron said:
"We do not support English nationalists, we do not want an English Parliament, we are the Conservative and Unionist Party through and through.
"This manifesto simply recognises that the democratic picture has got more complicated in the UK, so beyond our main manifesto, English voters deserve one document, clarifying in black and white what they can expect.
"Soon, the Scottish Parliament will be voting to set its own levels of income tax – and rightly so – but that has clear implications.
"English MPs will be unable to vote on the income tax paid by people in Aberdeen and Edinburgh while Scottish MPs are able to vote on the tax you pay in Birmingham or Canterbury or Leeds.
"It is simply unfair. And with English votes for English laws we will put it right."
The Prime Minister was joined by William Hague who said the proposals meant English MPs would have an “effective veto” on measures that only affect their constituents. “The current situation is manifestly unfair, undemocratic and unsustainable,” he said.
Members of the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association were represented within the more than two hundred individuals who attended the speech.