Common sense and the law

Last Friday, Victoria Atkins, Conservative candidate for Louth and Horncastle, prosecuted one of her last cases before she campaigns full-time to replace Sir Peter Tapsell at the next General Election.  


A worker was killed by machinery when his bosses put profit before safety and they are now paying the legal penalty.  


“This appalling example of what can happen in the real world will be invaluable to me in campaigning to become an MP.   It demonstrates the necessity of sensible and practical legislation to protect people.  


“But,” declared Victoria, “It is essential that common sense prevails and that silly restrictions such as outlawing lucky dips or banning donkey rides at fetes are stopped.


"I support the Home Office campaign led by Minister of State, Mark Harper MP, to defend those who really need the protection of the law but to do away with the unnecessary dictats of overzealous jobsworths."