Romford MP to vote for Police Bill in Parliament.


Andrew Rosindell, M.P. for Romford, has today confirmed that he will vote for the Second Reading of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, currently being debated by M.P.s.

In a statement, Mr Rosindell said:​​

“The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an important piece of legislation, which will create a stricter sentencing regime for the most dangerous of criminals. This means tougher sentences for sex offenders, child murderers and others. 

This Bill is still in its early stages and there is much to still be scrutinised. While it is clear that legislation needs to be updated to ensure proper powers for the police to deal with the most damaging and disruptive protests, such as those we have seen from Extinction Rebellion in recent years, concerns have been raised about the provisions of the Bill, particularly in light of the handling of the Sarah Everard vigil. 

I am absolutely clear: the police must be given the powers to deal with protests effectively. However, the police must use these powers proportionally and only when absolutely necessary.

I will be voting for this Bill at the Second Reading and I look forward to a proper process of scrutiny to ensure that this Bill adequately balances the right to protest, with the rights of those whose lives may be severely impacted by such protests.”

2 thoughts on “Romford MP to vote for Police Bill in Parliament.

  • 17th March 2021 at 5:05 pm
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    So why not make an amendment Mr Rosindale, and define what is ‘proportional’, and when is ‘absolutely necessary’ necessary? There is still a fundamental right to protest in this country, but unfortunately, slowly but surely our liberties are being eroded by the likes of you and your colleagues who just want to keep the minions under control. 1960’s East Germany had less laws than we do now. Still, it keeps your name in the spot light. Something we have been seeing a lot of over recent days.

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  • 18th March 2021 at 5:28 pm
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    Those Hongkongers who we admit to help them flee the repression from Beijing are going to have a heck of a shock when they find out they won’t be permitted to demonstrate against something they don’t like here either

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