The House of Lords voted, by division, to remove Clause 15 from the Elections Bill. This clause creates provision for a Strategy and Policy Statement to be introduced and ratified by Parliament to which the Electoral Commission must have regard.
We all share the same disappointment that the Prime Minister and Chancellor have both been issued a fixed penalty notice, and I fully empathise with the anger felt by some people locally in relation to this.
I believe it is important to recognise gender identity is different to biology. We can all agree trans people should live with the respect and dignity that everyone expects as a person. We can all agree that wrong gay and trans conversion practices should be banned and that we should maintain the