Ann Coffey

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100th Anniversary of Women’s right to vote and stand in General Elections

On 14th December 1918 women voted for the first time in Britain, and in the same year, the first female MP was elected. To commemorate this historic occasion, all 209 female MPs had portraits taken by female photographers. The exhibition is currently on display in Portcullis House on the Parliamentary Estate.

Phoebe Kiely took my portrait at Stockport Market pictured above.

As well as the portraits, a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is being unveiled today in Manchester and will be on display in St Peter’s Square, Manchester.

Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting

 

I was photographed with TV’s Bill Oddie last week Parliament who is championing Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting

Hunting animals for the pleasure of putting their heads on walls is obscene and disgusting.

Trophy hunting is having a direct impact on the conservation status of some of the worlds most endangered wildlife, and we must put a stop to it.

Below is a short interview from the day where I express my views on trophy hunting.

For more information go to www.bantrophyhunting.com

Shocking numbers of children in care going missing

15th November 2018

Soaring numbers of incidents of children going missing from care to 70,250 last year are ‘truly shocking’, according to Ann Coffey MP.

Ms Coffey, who is the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, said the latest figures released today by the Department for Education on Looked after children in England were ‘grim’.

There were 70,250 incidents of children going missing from care in 2018 involving 11,530 individual children – up almost 10,000 from 60,870 incidents last year.

Significantly, nearly half of the incidents involved children in residential care, which includes children’s homes.

The numbers of missing incidents of children in care has risen massively by 145 per cent since 2015 when the figure was 28,700.

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