SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED
From Croydon North MP Steve Reed: Seni Lewis was a young man from Thornton Heath who died in a mental health hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to pin him face down on the floor. Since 1990, over 5,000 people have died in custody, most of them suffering from mental ill health.
On 3 November I’m leading a debate in Parliament to change the law. Seni’s Law will open up the mental health services to greater transparency and accountability, speed up justice when things go wrong, and end the disproportionate use of force.
This new law will only succeed if enough members of the public show their support and persuade other MPs to support it. I need your help to make this change happen. Here’s what you can do:
SOCIAL MEDIA – encourage your networks to support Seni’s Law and sign the petition, circulate it as widely as possible on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The link to the petition is below, and I’ll send out graphics and other links over the coming weeks.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY – please talk to your friends, family, work colleagues, neighbours or members of any organisations you belong to and ask them to sign the online petition. We can provide flyers with information about Seni’s Law – reply to this email if you’d like some or pop into my office at 908 London Road.
You can find the online petition here: senis-law.com/
Together we can change the law and save lives. No one else should ever suffer the way Seni Lewis did.
With best wishes, Steve Reed