Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East has today, held the government to account on its broken promises to the trans gender community. Earlier in the day Liz Truss, minister for women and equalities, announced that the results of the Gender Recognition Act consultation would not be released, as promised.
Speaking during the debate Nadia said “Successive Conservative Equalities Ministers have repeatedly stalled on publishing the results of the Gender Recognition Act Consultation. Leaked reports of a potential rollback on trans rights have understandably caused alarm. With hate crimes against trans people up nearly 40% on last year, does the Secretary of State agree that her quibbling on this issue is fanning the flames of populist hate towards an already marginalised group?”.
Nadia has previously encouraged any trans or non-binary people thinking of standing for parliament to get in touch with her; and in February signed up to the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights pledges.