MPs' Veto Over Laws Only Affecting Their Part of the UK

That English MPs have not been able vote on matters which have been devolved to other parts of the UK, but Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland MPs can vote on those same matters when the UK Parliament is legislating solely for England has been considered by some to be unfair. There have been votes in Parliament on how to give MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a fairer say over matters which only affect their parts of the UK. In respect of votes on matters only affecting England this is often described as the "English Votes on English Laws" question.

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Siobhain McDonagh consistently voted against a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK

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Major votes

  • On 22 Hyd 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against giving the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto when laws specifically impacting one or more of those parts of the United Kingdom are before the House of Commons. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 22 Hyd 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio against giving MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK and in favour of appointing a committee to consider the matter. Show vote
  • On 22 Hyd 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio to give the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto over laws impacting just their parts of the UK only for a trial period. Show vote

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