Ann Coffey

Monthly Archives: November 2018


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

Rape Myths and Juries, Westminster Hall Transcript

21st November 2018

Below is a copy of the Hansard transcript for my recent adjournment debate in Westminster Hall.

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Radical call to review use of juries in rape trials

Juries may need to be scrapped in rape trials because of the dominance of ‘rape myths’ in society and the shockingly low charging and conviction rates.

Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, will call in Parliament today for an urgent independent inquiry into the crisis engulfing the criminal justice system’s approach to rape cases.

This would include an examination into why the numbers of rapes charged by the Crown Prosecution Service has plummeted at the same time as reporting rates have soared and why there are such low conviction rates, especially for date and acquaintanceship rape.

Crucially Ms Coffey also wants a wide ranging inquiry to examine if juries are the best way to deliver justice in rape cases.

Greater Manchester has the fourth lowest conviction rate for rape amongst the twenty largest police forces – only Surrey, Cheshire and Northumbria have lower rates.

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