Back in June last year, a Private Members’ Bill brought by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, making upskirting a specific criminal offence, was shamefully kicked out of Parliament by a backbench Conservative for no good reason. But we didn’t give up.
We kept campaigning and forced the Government to bring back the Liberal Democrat Bill.
The bill has progressed all the way through Parliament, and this week it became law.
It gives people who wear skirts the strong legal protection they deserve. For too long this heinous, invasive practice was not considered a criminal offence, meaning that victims were unable to seek justice or protection. We are proud to have changed this.
It's a victory for women across the country, and a victory for progressive, forward-looking politics.