Labour MP Paul Flynn demanded today that Parliament must launch a national referendum on the future of the monarchy after Elizabeth Windsor disappears from the scene.
Mr Flynn challenged the wording of a government Bill which is being introduced to end male gender preference in the succession to the throne and also removes the ban on Roman Catholics.
The Newport West MP put down amendments providing for a referendum on whether or not Ms Windsor should be followed by an elected head of state instead of yet another monarch.
Electors would be asked to vote yes or no to this proposal, which would come into effect upon her "death or abdication."
Mr Flynn told the Star: "It would be a great chance for the public to express a view on whether they want Charles, another member of the royal family, or Citizen AN Other."
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