We the undersigned, members of ‘The Big Society’, firmly believe that more than one view should be heard on the critical issue of law and order.
Following the elevation of Helen Newlove to the House of Lords as Government Champion for Active Safer Communities, we put forward Patsy Mckie of Mothers Against Violence, believing that she is entitled to an equal platform and equal recognition. Like Baroness Newlove, Patsy McKie has suffered personal tragedy – in her case when her son was murdered – and is a long time campaigner in the field.
Patsy Mckie, who is working to break the cycle of revenge and reoffending has a message of rehabilitation and reconciliation, holds very different views to those of Baroness Newlove. Her views – like those of Baroness Newlove, come with all the weight of personal experience and dedicated work in the field, deserve to be heard. We also believe that we, as members of ‘The Big Society’ deserve to have our say: and we vote for Patsy Mckie as our Champion. To vote click on the cross.