Over 100 MPs condemn mental health bill

A House of Commons motion condemning the planned mental health bill has now been signed by 102 MPs.

The early day motion calling for a better bill was tabled by Labour MP Lynne Jones last month.

Paul Farmer, chair of the Mental Health Alliance, which campaigns against the bill, said: “The MPs who have signed this early day motion have shown their support for the many people in their constituencies and across the country who have mental health problems and who fear the proposals the government has put forward.”

46 of the MPs are Labour – easily enough to defeat the government’s 65-strong majority if all signatures were turned into votes. Opposition parties have already come out against the bill.




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