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To: Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP

Make Patrick Grady and all MPs found guilty of Sexual Harassment resign

Make Patrick Grady and all MPs found guilty of Sexual Harassment resign

Being a Member of Parliament is a high honour where one is duty bound to represent constituents and their values.

In the last year over 50 Members of Parliament have been investigated for sexual harassment. This is not acceptable in any workplace, yet alone in the building where legislation on sexual harassment has been enacted.

Our representatives should be leading by example, and if the punishment for sexual harassment is mandatory training or 2 days off, what example does that set for men and women across the UK?

In the latest string of sexual harassment cases in parliament, Patrick Grady MP (Scottish National Party) has been found guilty of sexual misconduct. His punishment? A 2 days suspension.

How can victims of sexual harassment be instilled with confidence to come forward when the punishment for sexual harassment is so minimal?

All Members of Parliament by default, should be fired or forced to resign if they are found guilty of sexual harassment.

We must have a zero tolerance policy on sex-related offences, and our MPs need to set the example for the rest of the country.

Why is this important?

Sexual Harassment should not be tolerated in any workplace.

MPs are leading by example, and yet over 50 are under investigation for sexual harassment, where the likely outcome will be a mere 2-day suspension or a training course.

This is not good enough. The UK must have a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and it must start with our elected representatives.

Updates

2022-06-16 11:41:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2022-06-16 10:50:44 +0100

10 signatures reached