Anti domestic violence bill passes despite opposition

The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 was presented to Parliament in June 2016 as a private members bill by Dr.Eilidh Whiteford MP for Banff and Buchan (SNP) through the Ballot procedure. The Bill was passed on 16 December 2016 by 135 votes for and just 2 against.

The bill has now passed its second reading and will be sent to committee for further consideration, before it can receive a third reading by MPs and then become law.ADVERTISING invented by Teads

During the vote in parliament anti-feminism MP Philip Davies attempted to block the bill by speaking for over an hour against it. Campaigners said that while he spoke, survivors of domestic violence who were present in the gallery above the chamber, stood up and turned their backs in protest.

Read all about the Bill here

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