We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

I support the existing Human Rights Act. Don’t let the Government scrap it.

Human Rights ActIn Coalition, the Tories said they would abolish the Human Rights Act (HRA) as quickly as possible if they had their own way. They also threatened to walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), with no guarantee about what would come in its place. The only reason they could not follow through on their plans is because they were blocked time and again by the Liberal Democrats.

The HRA and ECHR are not some piffling pieces of legislation, dreamt up by bureaucrats in Brussels. These are British rights, drafted by British lawyers in the aftermath of the Second World War and fought for by Winston Churchill.

They are designed to place public authorities in the UK under a strict, non-negotiable obligation to treat people with fairness, equality and dignity. They have often been all that has stood in the way of injustice inflicted on the individual by an over-powerful state.

The Human Rights Act protects the vulnerable and the powerless. Back our campaign to protect it.

Sign up to this campaign online

    •  
    •  
  • If you submit this form, the Liberal Democrats, locally and nationally, may use information in it, including your political views, to further our objectives, share it with our elected representatives and/or contact you in future using any of the means provided. Some contacts may be automated. You may opt out of some or all contacts or exercise your other legal rights by contacting us. Further details are in our Privacy Policy at folkestone-hythelibdems.org.uk/en/privacy

    We will include your name and address and signature (if applicable) when submitting the petition to the addressee.


  • Generate different image

Print a signature sheet

Even if you've already signed up to this campaign, you can use the printable signature sheet to collect more signatures from your friends and neighbours.

You could go door to door on your street or pass the sheet around at a local event. Good places to leave a few copies include shops, pubs, libraries, and post offices - but don't forget to collect them and send them back to us.

When complete, please return (as soon as possible) to: Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats, 98a Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY.