Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has backed a manifesto, launched in Parliament this week, on delivering proper justice for victims of criminal driving and their families. This follows debates, events, and even Prime Minister's Questions in which Caroline has pushed the Government to bring in tougher sentences for dangerous drivers. The manifesto was written by Greg Mulholland MP and based on evidence from the families, working closely with Brake. It sets out a number of changes being called for; from tougher punishments for dangerous drivers, better support for victims, improved investigations of collisions, and many other measures.
Leader of the House and former Foreign Secretary William Hague yesterday became the first minister to give his support, calling it "a welcome campaign and manifesto".
Commenting, Caroline said:
"I am pleased to give my backing to the manifesto - we have seen in Gosport where tragically young people have been killed and families do not feel they have received justice. I hope ministers will properly look at this manifesto, listen to families, campaigners and make the meaningful and long-lasting changes that have been called for."
Ed Morrow, campaigns officer for Brake, the road safety charity, added:
"We are proud to support the launch of this manifesto, which echoes many of the calls of Brake's crackdown campaign. We are delighted to have Caroline on board, whose support will be key to achieving the reforms we are calling for."