Julian Huppert MP writes: Quick update on secret courts

Mike Crockart and I just called a vote to remove secret courts from the Justice and Security Bill, in line with Conference’s motion.

Despite highlighting in the debate that they supported closed proceedings in principle, Labour saw an opportunity to make mischief and eventually backed us. But due to DUP support for the Tories, we lost 10-9.

I’ll give a fuller update to everyone concerned soon. Suffice to say there will be more crucial votes to come on the Committee, and the Government has to move or the Bill will not pass as is.

* Julian Huppert is Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge.

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6 Comments

  • Well done. Keep up the pressure. No dissent from me here!

  • Keep it up Julian.

  • David Evans 5th Feb '13 - 7:04pm

    Keep the pressure on!

  • Peter Andrews 5th Feb '13 - 7:25pm

    Keep up the good work

  • Nigel jones 6th Feb '13 - 3:14pm

    Well done. Keep up the pressure. It is actions that you are taking which are helping keep many of us active in the party that we feel needs to go back to its roots for the next election manifesto, (which of course does not necessarily mean going backwards in time).

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