BBC Announce the site of the New English Parliament – “Fenny Drayton” Leicestershire
For more than 500 years Meriden, near Coventry has marked the traditional centre of England.
However, the Ordnance Survey has calculated the exact geographical centre to be in a field at Lindley Hall Farm, in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.
The BBC have announced that this is the most likely location for a New English Parliament following the announcement by David Cameron, that England, has to have the same arrangements as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with it’s own Devolved Parliament.
A devolved English parliament or assembly is a proposed institution giving separate decision-making powers to representatives for voters in England similar to the representation given by the National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly, and is currently an issue in the politics of the United Kingdom.
The Campaign for an English Parliament is a pressure group that is lobbying for this. Public opinion surveys have shown increasing support for a full English Parliament with the same powers as the existing Scottish Parliament.
Fenny Drayton (formerly Drayton-in-the-Clay) is a village in Leicestershire, England, in the district of Hinckley and Bosworth. It is near to the county border of Warwickshire and has a Coventry (Warwickshire) postcode. The village is just off the A444 road, an old Roman road, north of Nuneaton close to its crossroads with the A5 (the Roman road called Watling Street). The hamlet is also crossed by another Roman road, and is found at the end of the scenic country lane of the Fenn Lanes. It is four miles from the village of Stoke Golding, where King Henry VII was crowned immediately after the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
Steve Uncles of the English Democrats said ” I think it is great that the BBC have realised that the people of England want devolution for England, to confuse National Devolution for England, with false regional devolution is irresponsible, and it is good to see that the BBC have corrected their error so quickly”
If England, should remain part of the United Kingdom, then it makes sense to locate a New English Parliament in the exact centre of England, so that all English men and women can feel part of the re-emerging of England.
The English Democrats view is that the solution for England is English Independence, in which case a New Parliament would not be necessary”