Home Secretary visits refuge

Home Secretary Theresa May (second right) with Paul Maynard and staff at Fylde Coast Women's Centre
Home Secretary Theresa May (second right) with Paul Maynard and staff at Fylde Coast Women's Centre
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Home Secretary Theresa May called in at a women’s refuge during a visit to the Fylde yesterday.

She met up with Conservative candidate Paul Maynard who is hoping to be re-elected as MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys at the May 7 general election.

Mrs May was also introduced to staff and clients at the Fylde Coast Women’s Centre on All Hallows Road.

She has previously raised concerns about the police response to domestic abuse, saying it is “failing victims.”

Mr Maynard said: “It was a great priviledge to take the Home Secretary to meet with the staff at Fylde Coast Women’s Aid.

“They provide a truly dedicated service to those affected by domestic violence.

“The Home Secretary listened to what they had to say and especially how new legislation, like Claire’s Law, are working in practice.

“I know the Home Secretary is a passionate supporter of this type of work and she pledged to continue to act in support of organisations like this.”

Other candidates in Blackpool North and Cleveleys are Sam Rushworth (Labour), Sue Close (Lib Dem), Simon Noble (UKIP), James Walsh (Northern Party) and John Warnock (Green Party).