Brake awards road safety award to Leeds MP
The award recognises Mr Mulholland’s work to change the law to improve justice for the victims of road crime and their families.
The Leeds North West MP read his new Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Private Members’ Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 January under the 10-minute rule. The bill was backed by 31 MPs and now has the chance to be heard and possibly progress further on 11 March.
The Criminal Driving Bill calls for longer and tougher sentences for those who kill, improvements to the way investigations into the crimes are carried out and better treatment and support for the victims of these crimes and their families.
Accepting his award, Mr Mulholland said: “I’m very pleased to have been awarded Brake’s Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month. I want to pay tribute to the campaigning of families who have lost loved ones due to criminal driving; I want to keep campaigning for better justice for victims of criminal drivers and do all I can to ensure government takes up the measures in my Criminal Driving Bill. I also want to thank Brake and its staff for the support they have given to this vital campaign and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”