Vera Baird

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The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

Commissioner Criticises TV Presenters Comments on Rape 14th October 2014

The comments of broadcaster Judy Finnigan in her debut on the TV programme ‘Loose Women’ in relation to a high profile rape case involving a footballer have been criticised by Vera Baird. The former Richard and Judy star was...

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Commissioner Supports ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ 14th October 2014

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is encouraging people to support the TUC as it urges ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. This Saturday, 18 October, a march supporting the living wage takes place in London with other demonstrations...

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Statement following Yvette Cooper’s speech at Labour Party conference 24th September 2014

Statement from Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner following Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper’s speech at the Labour Party Conference: “As an author of Labour’s Women’s Safety Commission Report, which is being published next month, I’m delighted to...

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Commissioner welcomes consultation about the criminalisation of domestic violence 16th September 2014

Vera Baird has welcomed the news that there will be consultation about domestic violence being criminalised as an offence in its own right. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, who along with other campaigners has been calling for this...

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North East PCCs welcome Labour’s new shadow minister 25th August 2014

Labour has appointed its first ever shadow minister for prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Seema Malhotra MP will work with shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper to tackle issues such as human trafficking, sexual violence, forced marriage,...

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