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Frank Field wins Campaigner of the Year award
Updated 12:41pm Wednesday 29th January 2014 in News
Frank Field has been voted Home Affairs Campaigner of the Year by MPs and peers, in recognition of his drive to abolish modern slavery.
The Birkenhead MP, vice-chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation, said: “This award reflects the important work we have done with the Home Secretary to ensure we develop not just an ordinary anti-slavery bill, but a first-class bill that will lead the global fight against modern slavery.
"I have worked throughout my career to tackle injustice and inequality. But never before had I encountered the pure evilness laid bare in modern slavery.”
The award follows Mr Field’s work on the Slavery Evidence Review Bill, which established a blueprint for abolishing modern slavery, and his current role as chair of a Parliamentary Select Committee scrutinising the Government’s draft Modern Slavery Bill.
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