I stand in support and solidarity with victims of hate crime.
As a lifelong campaigner, I have always advocated for a fair, equal and inclusive society regardless of an individual’s race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief. We all have a right to be treated with dignity and respect.
The government have failed to ensure that all victims of hate crime are treated the same under the law. A Labour government is committed to removing inequalities in the legal system so that every category of hate crime will be treated as an aggravated offence. This will mean that perpetrators of disability and anti-LGBT+ hate will receive longer sentences like those people who have been convicted of hate on the grounds of racial and religious hostility.
I am proud to represent Battersea in Parliament where pluralism is valued, and diversity is as an asset.