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Vote to get Protect the Protectors Bill debated in Parliament

Fri, 07 Jul 2017

A Bill proposing tougher sentences for those who assault emergency service workers and more consistency in recording assaults could get top slot in Parliament’s autumn debates. Rhondda MP Chris Bryant has put his choice of Bills to bring before MPs to a public vote, and his six options includes the Protect the Protectors Bill.

This is a significant step forward for our Protect The Protectors campaign, which saw Holly Lynch MP - who has been working closely with us on the issue - put forward a 10-Minute Rule Bill in February of this year calling for tougher sentences. The Bill ran out of time in that instance, but now has another opportunity.

Mick Hume, Secretary of the PFEW Parliamentary Working Group, said: “We are grateful to Chris for helping to bring this Bill to the fore, and to Holly for her continued support of this campaign. Being assaulted is not part of the job for police officers and emergency service workers - the law needs to reflect this. Getting this Bill a key spot in the autumn debates will be a significant step in the right direction, so please cast your vote for it now.”

Please vote and share the survey below, so we can get this Bill the attention it deserves in Parliament.

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The poll closes at 7pm on Tuesday 11 July.

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