Following my taking up the cudgels on behalf of women in the line of succession to the throne – by calling for the current rules which discriminate in favour of men to be axed – I’ve put down an early day motion (EDM) in Parliament in order to supplement my referral of the matter to the Equalities Commission.
EDM number 710 has 25 signatories so far – including MPs from all the main parties. (Apologies to Conservative Brian Coleman, who seems to get terribly excited when I raise this issue – but yes, Brian, supporters include MPs from your own party. I’m sure in the spirit of honesty and consistency you’ll direct the same comments at them as you have at me…!)
You can lobby your own MP to sign the EDM very easily via www.writetothem.com – remember to give the number of the EDM in your message.
The story has also been picked up in the East Anglian Daily Times this week.