William Hague visits Berwick

Former leader of the Conservative party William Hague visited Berwick on the campaign trail with candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan in the run up to the general election.
Former leader of the Conservative party William Hague visited Berwick on the campaign trail with candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan in the run up to the general election.

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague visited Berwick on Saturday to support Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s campaign to be elected the next MP for the constituency.

Mr Hague, who led the Conservative Party between 1997-2001, also used the opportunity to repeat his call for English votes for English laws and warn of the chaos of an Ed Miliband government propped up by the SNP.

Former leader of the Conservative party William Hague with candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Barrels alehouse.

Former leader of the Conservative party William Hague with candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Barrels alehouse.

He met Anne-Marie Trevelyan and supporters at the Scottish border, before doing a walkabout in Berwick town centre and finishing off at the Barrels alehouse.

He described Anne-Marie Trevelyan as “a fantastic candidate for Berwick-upon-Tweed who has been a great campaigner on health, education and the A1, who will make such a superb MP.”

Describing the importance of the battle for the Berwick seat, he added: “This is one of the key seats which will decide the election and prevent the chaos of an Ed Miliband government propped up by the SNP and possibly the Liberal Democrats too.”

Mr Hague repeated his call for fairness in the devolution settlement saying that ‘there must be English votes for English laws’.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan has recently backed the calls for English votes for English laws.