Sarah Everard's tragic death has sparked a national conversation about women's safety and I have been contacted by many local residents who have expressed their concerns and in some cases, shared their own very difficult stories with me. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has been in touch so far, and I am committed to ensuring that women are safe whether on the streets or in their homes.
I am running this survey to help inform my work as your local Member of Parliament in representing women who feel unsafe and to see how our local Police force, as well as other local government bodies can improve safety in our area. Following the outcome of this survey , I will be having discussions with our Police and Crime Commissioner and local Government leaders to ensure your views are heard and fed into the ongoing work to keep women safe. You can also submit this survey anonymously and you will find instructions on how to do this on the 'Your Details' page.
This is an issue very close to my heart and once I have been campaigning on since I was elected. Recently, the House of Commons held a debate to mark International Women's Day; I was delighted to be able to contribute and touch on some of these issue in my remarks which you can watch in full here: https://www.facebook.com/113558513519949/videos/864321394129569.
Finally, If you or a member of your family have felt unsafe recently and do not feel that you have been offered the appropriate support from Police and other local Government bodies, please do let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do everything I can to ensure that you are able to access this support.