We wholeheartedly welcome the appointment of Rotherham MP ,Sarah Champion, as the new Shadow Women and Equalities Minister.
The picture shows Sarah when she joined the campaign to try to save the Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence helpline. Sarah—inheriting the aftermath of the Rotherham child abuse scandal had previously been the shadow minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence. As Sarah pointed out at the time,thousands of vulnerable LGBT people do not have adequate local services to protect them . One in four lesbian,gay or bisexual will experience domestic violence from a partner or family member.Four out of five trans people will.
Sarah has a strong voting record in supporting LGBT rights and has pointed out the dangers to rights of repealing the Human Rights Act as Theresa May would like to do.
Sarah has been appointed on the back of a very strong LGBT Manifesto from Jeremy Corbyn which we hope the entire party will unite around. We will be pleased to campaign for it,
So welcome Sarah-we look forward to working with you
And we will also be lobbying you
We have a few continuing concerns of our own!