Thursday 10 June 2021 / 6:06 PM David Lammy

David Lammy responds to the Conservatives voting against Labour’s amendment on whole life orders

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Conservatives voting against Labour’s amendment to introduce whole life orders for any offender found guilty of the rape, abduction and murder of a stranger, said:

“The protection of women and girls from violence is one of the first duties of any government.

“But the Conservatives are failing to take the actions necessary to protect them.

“The Conservatives should urgently introduce whole life orders for any offender found guilty of the rape, abduction and murder of a stranger, as well as Labour’s broader package of measures to keep women and girls safe.”