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‘Seni’s law’, the legislation championed by Steve Reed to prevent the use of force against mental health patients, successfully travelled through the House of Lords yesterday.
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Days like this are important – not just because it is a progressive piece of legislation that will make tangible differences to vulnerable people’s lives, but because it is an important reminder that progress still happens. As depressing as politics may seem at times, it is vital that we recognise that we can affect change. Find something that needs to be made better, get people on your side and articulate a progressive case well – the basics to a successful campaign remain the same.
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