Stalking and Harassment

I am concerned by the continued high levels of Stalking and Harassment. These crimes are part of the systemic gendered violence which unfortunately is still all too pervasive in our society today. 

The current legislation we have to protect the victims of stalking and harassment, the Stalking and Harassment Act of 1997, was too hard won, and still doesn’t go far enough to deliver protection for victims of these crimes. 

I have always supported expanding legislation to protect against gendered violence, and therefore stalking as well.  I was in full support of the ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls’ Green Paper: published by Labour in 2021.

I will continue to promote legislation that protects people against stalking and harassment wherever possible.