Friday, 15 June 2018

Lib Dems win Govt support to make 'upskirting' a specific sexual offence

Today, the Government has announced that they will be backing my Bill to make 'upskirting' a specific sexual offence.

I've been working closely with the tenacious campaigner Gina Martin and her lawyer Ryan Whelan on the details of law reform with the Ministry of Justice - supported by hundreds of activists who have lobbied the relevant ministers for a change in the law on upskirting.

I'm absolutely delighted that the Government has agreed to support her legislation to close any potential loopholes, in order to better protect victims and increase convictions.

My bill will receive its 2nd reading in the House of Commons today (15th June).
 


Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/government-support-ban-upskirting