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UPDATE 06/07/18 - We won!
MPs approve 'Seni's law' to restrict use of force against mental health patients!
MPs have voted in favour of a new law to restrict the use of force against patients in mental health units, despite fears the bill might be blocked.
The changes would force NHS trusts to increase transparency about the restraint of patients, including making police officers wear body cameras when dealing with vulnerable people
The Commons burst into applause when the private member's bill, introduced by Labour's Steve Reed, passed its third reading.
The reforms are known as "Seni's law" in memory of Olaseni Lewis, who died in September 2010 after being restrained by 11 police officers at Bethlem Royal Hospital in south-east London.