Northumberland MP and Chair of the Labour Party Ian Lavery has today called for ‘renewed pressure’ in the campaign to make Sanitary Products free of charge in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Mr Lavery started campaigning in his Wansbeck Constituency several years ago to end Period Poverty and linked up with the local Red Box Project in their fight to bring Sanitary Products to young girls in Northumberland Schools. However, following further calls in Scotland for MSPs to debate free sanitary products and a groundswell of support for the move, Mr Lavery has again spoken out about the need for Sanitary Products to made free and available to all women.
Unite the Union’s Period Dignity campaign has also had strong support from Mr Lavery, the campaign aims to bring free Sanitary Products to workplaces in the UK.
Updates on the developments in Scotland can be monitored at; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51618103