Wera Takes On Justice, Women’s and Equalities Brief

By Office of Wera Hobhouse, Sep 08, 2020 10:09

With the election of Party leader Ed Davey and his appointment of his new Parliamentary team, Wera is taking over as Spokesperson for Justice, Women and Equalities, and as Shadow Leader of the House. 

Wera said:

"This Government has tried to undermine the rule of law since day one. The upcoming Judicial Review is one of Dominic Cummings’s pet projects that seeks to entrench a weaker justice system in this country for decades to come. In addition to this, the Government is obsessed with trying to create a “culture war” and normalise divisive, inflammatory rhetoric. The consequence of this is that extremists feel more empowered than ever and marginalised groups find themselves targeted. I look forward to fighting to make Britain a more fair society where underrepresented groups can have difficult public conversations without fearing for the safety of their community."

"I am grateful to have represented the Lib Dems on issues relating to the Climate Emergency and Environment over the past 18 months. It has been a unique moment in the fight for a more sustainable future and shaping Lib Dem policy at this time has been hugely rewarding. I am certain that my colleague Sarah Olney will do a great job continuing this important work."

"I am busy getting my feet under my new desk and am looking forward to this new chapter and the progress which can be made to make Britain more just and equal as a society."

"My number one priority remains representing the people of Bath. I am confident that my new role will give me greater scope to do this and that my constituents will support my fight for a more equal and just United Kingdom."


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