David Morris column

Next year is an important year, not only is there a General Election and City Council Elections but also 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of King John sealing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.

For those who are not aware, I sit on the Parliamentary select committee charged with the task of considering UK constitutional reform.

We are currently consulting on a Magna Carta style written constituent which, if implemented, would change the whole political system and constitutional principles in this country.

Currently, we have an unwritten constitution based on laws and so-called conventions of Parliament such as the Ministerial Code.

The committee is working with Kings College and there are currently three proposals under consideration: a constitutional code which would have no legal force, a Constitutional Consolidation Act which would consolidate existing Constitutional laws in one place and the third option a full written constitution.

Last week I was invited to the British Library to launch our consultation.

For months we have taken evidence from leading constitutional lawyers including some of the UK’s leading Professors.

Should you wish to participate in the consultation you can take a look at the Select Committee website. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees.

My colleagues and I would be delighted to hear your views.

I will also place a link to the consultation on my website www.davidmorrismp.co.uk

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me about Carnforth Station in recent years we have made a lot of progress.

Peter Yates MBE has met with key stakeholders including ministers, Department for Transport officials and I have held meetings with Network Rail, Virgin and First Transpennine at Carnforth Station. Please do take a look at Peter’s website www.carnforthplatforms.org, it is also imperative those interested write to Network Rail.

Please look out for my survey which I have been distributing all over the constituency. If you haven’t received your copy call James on 01524 411059.