Monday 17 January 2022 / 6:15 PM Home Affairs / Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper comments on ‘Hillsborough Law’ amendment being approved in the House of Lords

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the ‘Hillsborough Law’ amendment being approved in the House of Lords, said:

“The Hillsborough families, having already suffered unimaginable grief, have fought so hard for justice and for important changes to the law. Labour’s win in the House of Lords today is a vital step towards the Hillsborough Law we need.

“A duty of candour on police officers will make sure inquiries have the transparency they need to get the best possible outcome for bereaved families – like those in the Hillsborough, Grenfell and Manchester Bombing cases, as well as any future tragedies.

“I urge the Government to drop their opposition, respect the wishes of the Hillsborough families and others and support this amendment when it’s debated in the House of Commons later this year.”