Dear Member and Supporter
On the 14th September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn announced his shadow cabinet. The Campaign for an English Parliament has tirelessly continued to ask that the people of England be treated fairly.
The Campaign Team for the CEP will be sending a letter to all the individuals named in the new shadow cabinet. Here is a draft. We shall await responses with interest.
The Campaign for an English Parliament would like congratulate you on your recent appointment to xxxx and would respectfully request that you answer the following questions.
The people of England need to be treated with respect and fairness so there is an urgent need to know where you stand on answering the English question. Jeremy Corbyn is recognised to be a man that will speak his mind so we ask that you answer the questions in a frank and unambiguous manner
• Do you support the establishment of an English Labour Party?
• Do you support the production of an English Manifesto?
• Do you support the creation of a Secretary of State for England who has parity with those of Scotland and Wales?
• Do you support the creation of an English parliament?
• Do you support the abolition of the Barnett formula so that UK funding can be allocated solely according to need?
• Do you support further powers to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly?
We believe that the questions put to you are of the utmost importance as there is little time left to save the UK and we believe that democratic recognition of England is the only way forward. Please respond to these question within 21 days otherwise we will publicise the obvious inference.
Campaign for an English Parliament
Office 01206 767729
The List of Shadow Cabinet members who will receive the letter and questions above:
Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
Tom Watson MP
Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Angela Eagle MP
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
John McDonnell MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Seema Malhotra MP
Shadow Home Secretary
Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Hilary Benn MP
Opposition Chief Whip
Rosie Winterton MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Heidi Alexander MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Lucy Powell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Owen Smith MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Maria Eagle MP
Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,
Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention
Jon Trickett MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Lisa Nandy MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Chris Bryant MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Lilian Greenwood MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Vernon Coaker MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
Ian Murray MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Nia Griffith MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Kerry McCarthy MP
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
Kate Green MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Michael Dugher MP
Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration
Gloria De Piero MP
Shadow Minister for Mental Health
Luciana Berger MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords
Baroness Smith of Basildon
Lords Chief Whip
Lord Bassam of Brighton
Shadow Attorney General
Catherine McKinnell MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
Jonathan Ashworth MP
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning
John Healey MP