We are honoured to have received the following statement of support from the Chairman of the Conservative Party – the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, in relation to the No2H8 Crime Awards.
“I am pleased to see that the National No2H8 Crime awards continues to impress, championing the brilliant work being done across the country.
Our nation’s culture is enriched by families and people who have come here from all over the world. With faith, or celebrating or honouring past events and traditions, one person educates another. But we are also one community – and should never lose sight that when hate is spread, it is done so to everyone.
No individual should live in fear or isolation, which is why we have reaffirmed our commitment to tackling hate crime by updating our Hate Crime Action Plan in July to offer greater resources and training to police officers. But there is more to do.
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate all those being honoured for their hard and tireless work towards tackling intolerance and prejudice. It is vital that we all work together to support cohesion”.