Female Labour MPs blast party leader plans to tackle sexual harassment in Westminster

Female Labour MPs blast party leader plans to tackle sexual harassment in Westminster

A number of MPs say the plans don't go far enough

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Female Labour MPs have blasted plans agreed upon by party leaders to introduce safeguard in the wake of the allegations circulating through Westminster.

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, and their counterparts from across all political parties have decided on a new procedure to deal with grievances in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations scandal.

They have decided to upgrade an existing hotline to deal with complaints to a face-to-face human resources service, which is expected to be implemented next year.

However, a number of Labour MPs have said this does not go far enough.

Jess Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, said she found this “utterly disappointing”, but pointed out the limitation in that it doesn’t cover victims who don’t work in Parliament.

Stella Creasy, who represents Walthamstow, pointed out the same limitation, saying there was much work to be done.

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