I voted against the Anti-Boycott Bill at its Third Reading

I have received hundreds of messages from constituents concerned about the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) bill, or ‘anti-boycott bill’ which recently returned to the House of Commons for its third reading on the 10th January.

Constituents are concerned that this bill threatens to erode local democracy, restrict freedom of expression, and undermine campaigns for social and climate justice.

I can confirm that I voted against the Bill at third reading. I have opposed this Bill at every stage as it moves through the House of Commons and will continue to do so.

I have said clearly that this Bill would have prevented the boycott which ended the racist system of apartheid in South Africa.