Rotherham MP recognised in influential women in Westminster list
Sarah Champion, Rotherham’s MP has been recognised as one of the 100 most influential women in Westminster in a prestigious award to mark International Women’s Day.
The House’s annual celebration of the most inspirational and influential women in Westminster to mark International Women’s Day, celebrates the accomplishments of women in public life by recognising one hundred women who have achieved excellence.
Patron Baroness Jenkin says, “We have all faced a number of challenges in the past year due to Covid-19 and I am delighted by how so many women have stood up and been counted in these tough times.”
“Woman still face a number of challenges, both inside and outside of Westminster, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the huge strides that we all continue to make, and the remarkable women that are both at the forefront of the country and those working tirelessly behind the scenes.”
Sarah Champion MP said: “I am extremely proud to be named alongside these incredibly strong women who do so much to raise the visibility of women and to tackle bias and inequality where they find it. I work to support the people of Rotherham and those without a voice around the world, it is gratifying to know that others recognise the importance of that.”
Ms Champion has recently given evidence to the independent inquiry into an investigation into grooming gangs, and has backed an NSPCC campaign to change a law that allows adults in positions of trust to have sex with teenagers aged 16 and 17 in their care.
She has also formed a cross-party working group on child sexual exploitation (CSE), formed of MPs who had encountered gang-related CSE in their constituencies.
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