Keith celebrated agreed changes to introduce equality into succession laws today in Leicester with Mr and Mrs Herbert, the constituents at whose home he started his succession petition back in April.
“I welcome the speed with which the Prime Minister has brought about this momentous agreement. As a society that values gender equality so highly this is a long overdue change. This is a great day for equality and the Commonwealth. We will now have modern laws that fit our modern monarchy.
I have written to the Prime Minister offering my Succession to the Crown Bill, which I introduced in January of this year, which he has always supported and is due for its second reading in the Commons on November 25th 2011, as a possible vehicle for this change.”