Friday 15 June 2018 / 1:56 PM Justice / Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon comment on “upskirting” being made a specific sexual offense

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on the Government’s decision to back new legislation to make “upskirting” a specific sexual offense, said:

“Relentless pressure from campaigners has finally forced the Government to accept that specific legislation is needed to put an end to this intrusive, abusive and sexist practice.

“I am proud that Labour has backed this campaign from the outset. We will continue to support this legislation through Parliament to ensure that there is a strong majority against any reactionary attempts to derail this important step towards justice”