“Do not scrap our human rights” say Gloucestershire Lib Dems

July 6, 2015 8:14 PM

Human Rights ActDon't scrap the Human Rights Act say the Liberal Democrats. At Wednesday's full Gloucestershire county council meeting Liberal Democrats will urge fellow councillors across political parties to continue supporting the very Act that safeguards the civil liberties of everyone in the UK.

The debate comes as David Cameron included proposals in the Queen's Speech laying the groundwork to pull Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (Kingsholm and Wotton) who will be leading the call to oppose plans for this important piece of legislation to be repealed said:

"Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act. Now the Tories want to abolish this Act and the Liberal Democrats are vehemently opposed to such a move.

"I'm proud that so far the Liberal Democrats have been leading a strong campaign to stop the Conservatives riding roughshod over our hard-won rights with more than 25,000 people having now signed a petition calling on the Conservatives to scrap plans to abandon our commitment to human rights.

"Protecting our human rights is important in a free and fair society. I urge like minded people, to join me, in the fight to stop the Tories trampling on our civil liberties.

"The Liberal Democrats blocked David Cameron from scrapping the Human Rights Act in Government and we must stop him again now."