‘Upskirting’ to be outlawed.

July 14, 2018 12:25 PM

Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse's Private Members Bill to make 'upskirting a specific criminal offence was shockingly blocked by Tory MP Christopher Chope.

After further pressure from Wera, the Government has used a rare process to take this bill through the House of Commons anyway.

Derby North Lib Dem campaigner Barry Holliday said: "I am disgusted by the action of Mr Chope. He is a disgrace to parliament and his Conservative party. Stopping a bill that specifically bans taking vile illicit photographs of women is irresponsible and fundamentally wrong. He should resign!"

"I am very happy however that the Justice Minister has met with Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse and seen sense to support the law being changed.

"This is a huge victory for women across the country."