15 June 2020
James Sunderland to meet Justice Secretary to discuss War Memorials Bill

During her statement on public order to the House of Commons today, Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed that James Sunderland MP and MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Jonathan Gullis will meet with the Secretary of State for Justice to discuss proposals for specific legislation on the desecration of war memorials. 

She said:

“The Government are considering all options to stop those who seek to attack emblems of our national sacrifice and pride, including the proposed desecration of war memorials Bill. I can confirm that my right hon. and learned Friend the Justice Secretary will meet my hon. Friends the Members for Stoke-on-Trent North (Jonathan Gullis) and for Bracknell (James Sunderland) this afternoon to take that forward. My message today is simple: actions have consequences. I want vicious individuals held to account for the violence and criminality that they perpetrate. I want to see them arrested and brought to justice.”