Tuesday 9 July 2019 / 5:40 PM Northern Ireland / Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd responds to votes in Parliament to bring forward marriage equality and abortion reform in Northern Ireland

Tony Lloyd MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, responding to votes in Parliament to bring forward marriage equality and abortion reform in Northern Ireland, said:

“Today Parliament has voted to ensure that love no longer has borders and women are not treated as second class citizens. The government must now act to bring forward legislation on marriage equality and abortion reform if the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive are not returned before the 21st October.

“Labour has long called on the government to take action on these issues and will work with the government to see it implemented.

“The size of the majority pays tribute to the campaigning of many in Northern Ireland and the determination of Labour MP’s Conor McGinn, Diana Johnson and Stella Creasy amongst others.”