ALBA MPs will not take oath to King Charles
ALBA Party MPs have confirmed they will not take an oath of allegiance to King Charles. Last week Senior MPs including the Prime Minister, Members of the Cabinet, as well as Leaders of opposition parties voluntarily took an oath to “bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles, his heirs and successors.”
Today, and over the coming weeks, all MPs will be given the opportunity to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles. However, ALBA Party have today confirmed that their MPs will not retake the oath of allegiance.
Last year, at ALBA Party’s inaugural conference, party members agreed the following policy position:
Our policy on an Elected Head of State and Written Constitution
Commenting ALBA Party Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP said:
“In keeping with Scottish constitutional tradition ALBA Party adhere to the principle that it is the people that are sovereign. Our position is that Scotland should now move to an elected head of state with similar powers to the Uachtarán na hÉireann.
ALBA firmly stands for Scotland and our MPs priority is to ensure the people of Scotland have the freedom to make this choice soon, as an independent country."