EX-CORONATION Street star Adam Rickitt says, if elected as a Tory MP, he will seek to abolish an ancient law allowing the people of Chester to kill Welsh visitors at night.
Adam, from Cuddington, says banter between the English, Welsh and Scots is all good fun but symbolically the ancient by-law - which no longer offers legal protection against prosecution for murder - must go.
The former soap and pop star, who has been selected on David Cameron's A list of candidates for winnable seats, has promised to rewrite the history books if he is chosen to fight a seat as a Conservative MP.
He said: 'There are two archaic laws - which no doubt have been superseded - which are supposedly that if you catch a Welshman within the City Walls after midnight then you are allowed to hang them and you can shoot a Welshman from the Walls with a long bow.
'They are laws from Medieval days,' added Adam, who confessed he was not 100% on the detail. 'Symbolically they should go.'
Adam said repealing the laws would not be the highest priority and he was unlikely to camp out-side Westminster on the issue.
He added: 'I think the rivalry between the English, the Scots and the Welsh is all a bit tongue in cheek. When our backs are against the wall we stand next to each other.'
Today many Welsh people live, work and socialise in Chester and the city shares a radio station with Wrexham in North Wales. But relations were not always so cordial.
According to the Chester City Council website, the 15th century legislation was drafted following a bloody uprising by Welsh forces which centered on Chester.
After putting down the rebellion, Henry IV took severe precautions to ensure that there would be no repetition.
On September 4, 1403, he wrote to the Mayor, Sheriffs and Aldermen of the City of Chester, commanding that 'all manner of Welsh persons or Welsh sympathies should be expelled from the city; that no Welshman should enter the city before sunrise or tarry in it after sunset, under pain of decapitation'.
The King specified these new laws be 'proclaimed publicly in your bailiwick for the informing of the people' and were read out loud by the town crier of the day. They have never been repealed.