Caroline welcomes Queen’s Speech

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, welcomed today's Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s ambitious domestic agenda, focusing on core priorities of getting Brexit done, investing in our NHS, tackling violent crime, and dealing with the cost of living.

The speech included plans on how the UK will seize the opportunities created by Brexit, support the NHS and our healthcare system, tackle violent crime, strengthen the criminal justice system and ensure victims receive the support they need and the justice they deserve, ensure fairness and protection for individuals and families, deepen our commitment to the natural environment and animal welfare and level up every corner of the United Kingdom through better education, infrastructure and science, renewing the ties that bind us together.

Caroline said:

“With a new Prime Minister and Government comes a new energy and drive to make positive changes.

I welcome the ambition of plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech today which look to re-energise and unite our country.”

Alongside the above measures the speech outlined plans to deliver substantive proposals to fix the crisis in adult social care, A Sentencing Bill to change the automatic release point from halfway for adult offenders serving sentences of four years or more for serious violence or sexual offences and introduction of voter ID and banning postal vote harvesting.