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Today is one of those rare Fridays when I’m in Parliament rather than Llanelli to support Private Members’ Bills like the one Gina Martin has been championing to make upskirting a specific sexual offence. I met Gina earlier this week to hear about her tireless campaigning to change the law so that creeps who take photos up women’s skirts can be prosecuted properly.

We in Labour have supported this Bill from the start and I’m glad the Government has finally decided to back it too. Unfortunately one Tory backbencher has shamefully objected to the Bill and pushed it back, but we will keep fighting to make upskirting an offence and work with the Government to get this Bill passed.