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

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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More must be done to tackle grooming says Vera Baird 12th August 2014

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has joined forces with Labour MP Sarah Champion to urge the Government to do more to protect young people being targeted by adults for online sexual grooming. The Commissioner is concerned that...

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Region’s Police and Crime Chiefs back domestic abuse petition 8th August 2014

The region’s three Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are urging people to sign an online petition calling on Government officials to stop the means testing of women who are trying to seek help for domestic abuse. Barry Coppinger, Vera...

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