William Ward

party: Green Party
constituency: Garston and Halewood

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How would you reform surveillance law, oversight and practice to respect the rights of law-abiding people?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I'm a member of ORG and Liberty, civil rights are as vital to me as human rights and the right to fair trial with legal representation. I am particularly vexed by the surveillance laws and anti terrorism laws which are unnecessary and have been abused by the police and security agencies. I will continue to fight to stop other laws of such a nature being passed but would hope to repeal the existing laws and make the rights of the citizen to privacy and the right to protest be sacrosanct.