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Petition handed to MP against new law

Members of 38 Degrees hand in petition to MP Alan Campbell at North Shields (left to right) Chris Kurji-Smith, Vin Wynne, MP Alan Campbell, Alan Clark and Albert Boyd.
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Members of 38 Degrees hand in petition to MP Alan Campbell at North Shields (left to right) Chris Kurji-Smith, Vin Wynne, MP Alan Campbell, Alan Clark and Albert Boyd. REF 2312137023

Campaigners battling against a new ‘gagging’ law have handed a petition in to a local MP.

Local members of the campaign group 38 Degrees presented their petition in to Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell in a stand to protect freedom of speech.

They are angry at the new law – currently being debated in the House of Lords but which could return to the House of Commons – that would reduce what charities and campaign groups can do for a whole year before any election.

A spokesperson for 38 Degrees said: “Politics is too important to leave to political parties. When we speak up about decisions that affect us and the future of our country, we can often change things for the better.”

 

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