Just before we both resigned from the House of Commons, Tony Lloyd and I launched a Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on behalf of the victims of crime. We believe in getting their voices heard in the criminal justice system and engaging with the actual experience of victims. You can watch the debate here:
Tony is standing as a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Greater Manchester and this was for both of us our last debate as an MP, and I’m proud that I left having continued my work to give a platform for victims, their experience and their opinions which started when I was involved in setting up the first Victim Support group in Wales. That happened many years ago but the principles and the need for the experience of victims to be at the heart of the criminal justice system is as important as ever.