Westminster News

Reappointed to Government

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson is assembling his Government, and Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle, has been re-appointed to both her roles.

Announcing landmark Domestic Abuse Bill

Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle and Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, last week introduced landmark legislation to transform the legal response to Domestic Abuse.

Wishing everyone a Happy Pride!

June was Pride month, and the beginning of July has been marked by the spectacular London Pride parade.

Victoria Atkins, MP for Louth & Horncastle said from outside the Number 10 Pride instillation:

Enough is enough on nuisance calls

We're bringing in new measures to make bosses of companies which bother people with unsolicited nuisance calls personally liable for fines if they break the law. For too long rogue directors have escaped justice by liquidating their firms and opening up again under a different name.

'Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere'

Today, a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square.

It was the first statue of a woman and the first made by a women in the Square and bears Millicent's own words, 'Courage calls to courage everywhere'.

Action on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Chemical weapons must not become normalised.

The Prime Minister has joined our allies in targeted action to stop Assad using chemical weapons yet again on the people of Syria.

Centenary of the Representation of the People Act

As the 428th female MP ever sworn into the House of Commons, it was a privilege to join colleagues from all parties this week in celebrating how far we have come in 100 years, and how far there is yet to go.