Neil Parish supports inclusion of Northern Ireland in the Leaders' debate

Neil Parish MP intervenes during a debate in the House of Commons to give his support for the inclusion of the Democratic Unionists in the General Election Leaders’ debate.

Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) (Con): I very much agree with the right hon. Gentleman’s last point. It is no good the broadcasters saying that the Welsh nationalists and Scottish nationalists can take part in the debates if the parties from Northern Ireland cannot. He should pursue his case vigorously.

Nigel Dodds (Belfast North) (DUP): I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his support. I am also grateful for the support that has been evident from Members on both sides of the House. Indeed, I have with me letters from the leaders of other parties throughout the United Kingdom defending and supporting our inclusion in the national debates.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 11 March 2015, c304)