A new MORI poll showing that 41 per cent of voters support ‘England as a whole to have it own national Parliament
with similar law-making powers to the Scottish Parliament’, will be released at the inaugural meeting of the Patrons of the English Constitutional Convention today.
Canon Dr Kenyon Wright, CBE, the former Chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention will also declare his support for an English parliament at the meeting.
Canon Wright will say: " Two things have changed my personal view.
First, it is now clear after the North East Referendum, that regional
government is a non-starter in the foreseeable future, and we cannot
wait for further change. Second, I have become convinced that England
has a growing sense of national identity as strong as ours, and
therefore that an English Parliament, if the people want it, is as much
your right as we claimed it to be ours. Could the ‘Claim of Right for
Scotland’ with which we began our work be followed now by a ‘Claim of
Right for England’?” (CEP Newsblog)