As we approach the end of the election campaign I just wanted to thank all the thousands of constituents who have engaged so positively over recent weeks - and here’s a recap of what’s at stake on Thursday.
Today - Monday 2nd December - is the first day that mixed-sex couples in England and Wales can choose to enter into Civil Partnerships. There are 3.3million cohabiting couples in the UK and the Government estimates there could be up to 84,000 ceremonies in the first year.
Domestic abuse and sexual abuse are a serious scourge in our society - 35% of domestic abuse starts when a woman is pregnant, and conviction figures for rape in this country are woefully low. We need to do much more to combat this societal evil.