Prospective English Democrats candidate Chris Beverley has backed calls for the remains of King Richard III to be reinterred in York Minster.
King Richard’s battle-scarred bones were discovered in Leicester under a council car park and it is currently planned or them to be reinterred in Leicester cathedral.
The matter was taken to court earlier this month by the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, a group which is composed of distant relatives of the King, who want the remains to be buried at York Minster, claiming that was King Richard’s wish.
Chris said: “I would like to see King Richard’s remains buried at York Minster but whatever the eventual outcome, I believe that a wide-ranging consultation should be undertaken before a final decision is made. This is an issue of significant historical importance for Yorkshire and England as a whole and it would be highly inappropriate and insensitive for King Richard’s remains to be reinterred in Leicester cathedral under these circumstances.”
Campaigners are now waiting for the judgement from London’s High Court to find out if their calls for a wider consultation have been successful.