Malcolm Wicks

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Malcolm Wicks was the Labour MP for Croydon North from 1992 until his death in September 2012[1].

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Malcolm Wicks voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[2].

Climate Change

In February 2010, Malcolm Wicks signed Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community"[3].

Libel Law Reform

In February 2010, Malcolm Wicks signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[4]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.

Preacher Todd Bentley

In 2012 Mr Wicks campaigned against controversial preacher Todd Bentley being allowed entry into the UK. Bentley had claimed to have cured people by methods including physical violence, and following the campaign he was banned from entering the UK by the Home Office.[5]

References

  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/30/malcolm-wicks
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/21/todd-bentley-refused-entry-to-uk

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