Thursday 28 June 2018 / 7:50 PM Northern Ireland / Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd responds to news that the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened

Tony Lloyd MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the announcement that the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened, said:

“We welcome the announcement that the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called for this in a recent speech at Queens University Belfast as have I during multiple engagements with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

“This highlights the growing need for the Secretary of State to bring together all NI political parties to negotiate a return to devolved Government, it is simply not good enough to wait until the Autumn. Northern Ireland deserves leadership not Tory inaction.”