16 Mar 2021

Ministers pledge new measures on women’s safety as MPs vote on policing bill

Sarah Everard’s death has highlighted issues around safety for women and sparked a debate about the right to protest after trouble flared at a vigil in her honour.

The government’s controversial new legislation for England and Wales covering policing, crime and sentencing has been criticised for appearing to put more emphasis on protecting statues than women.

In response the government announced additional measures to keep women safe.

MPs have been voting on the new legislation.