Westminster Hall Debate on Intimidation in Public Life

Following the 2017 General Election, candidates from all parties reported verbal abuse, graffiti and even death threats during the campaign, some saying that it was the worst they could remember. In the last year or so the number of reported threats against MPs has risen by 126%. These are not just any threats, but those which are sufficiently serious as to warrant police action. What’s more, they aren’t just directed at MP’s but at staff, family and volunteers too.

I initiated a Westminster Hall debate on intimidation in public life, which took place on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 2.30pm.

The debate can be viewed in full above.

What are your thoughts on this topic? (Submissions are private)