14 JUN 2019

Therese Celebrates Finn's Law Coming into Force

Therese was delighted to meet the stars of Britain's Got Talent – Finn and his handler PC Dave Wardell – in Parliament tocelebrate 'Finn's Law' – the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act, which came into force last Saturday.

The new law makes it harder for those who harm service animals to claim they were acting in self-defence and means it is now a criminal offence to cause them unnecessary suffering.

Finn was stabbed as he protected PC Wardell from an attacker in 2016. It is important that our four-legged friends serving to fight crime are recognised as well as the officers.


13 JUN 2019

Why I'm Backing Boris

Voting has started on the leadership contest for the Conservative Party. We have a wide range of really good candidates, eachwith their own strengths. My fellow Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has really done brilliantly in the Cabinet in DCMS and Health and I really rate him as an excellent, astute politician. There are others who I could also see being the PM. I have given this a lot of thought and did my SWOT analysis, just as I did for the EU referendum, and I have decided to vote for Boris Johnson. I think BoJo has the mojo to make Brexit happen AND he can reach out to many parts of the country to deliver a better, brighter Britain. He had a really good track record running the nation's capital and I think he can do the same for our country. It will be for the membership of the Conservative Party to make the final choice and there is a long way to go till then.


11 APR 2019

Therese Welcomes new Online Harms White Paper

Social media is brilliant at connecting people across the world but for too long platforms have not done enough to protect users, especially children, from harmful online content - including violence, encouraging suicide and cyberbullying.

Therese said: "That's why I welcome the publication of a new Online Harms White Paper published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. The new proposals will include an independent regulator to enforce stringent new standards and a mandatory 'duty of care', which will require companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services."

"The regulator will have effective enforcement powers and the Government are consulting on powers to issue substantial fines, block access to sites and potentially to impose liability on individual members of senior management."

The consultation closes on July 1st an can be accessed here.


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