Sir Keir Starmer promises to introduce Martyn's Law

With most of the general election results declared, Labour are set to win a landslide victory.

At the time of writing, with five seats left to declare, Labour have won 411 seats, a gain of 210 seats, with the Conservatives dropping to 199, with a loss of 249. The Lib Dems have gained 63 seats bringing their total to 71.

While polling third in terms of number of votes across the country, Reform UK have only won four seats - the same number as the Green Party and Plaid Cymru. Nigel Farage has become an MP for the first time.    

Former Prime Minister Liz Truss has lost her seat, along with Penny Mordaunt and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Defence secretary Grant Shapps and veterans minister Johnny Mercer have lost their seats, while security minister Tom Tugendhat held on to his.

Prior to the general election, leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer wrote to Martn's Law campaigner Figen Murray promising to introduce Martyn's Law at the earliest possible opportunity.

In the letter, he said: "Having met with you and many of the other survivors of terror attacks, I know how personal and deeply felt this campaign is.

"The bravery and dedication you have shown in campaigning for changes to the law, so that others do not have to go through what you have, is incredible.

"Labour have been consistent in supporting the government in bringing forward Martyn's Law. So it is shameful that, five years on from the legislation first being proposed, it has still not been brought forward.

He continued: "I promised you when we met that I would make good on my commitment that a Labour Government will introduce Martyn's Law at the earliest possible opportunity. I meant that and I will honour that promise.

"This is a manifesto commitment and a personal pledge from me."


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