Tory backing for family law change

PARTY BACKING: Tory candidate Caroline Nokes with Fathers 4 Justice founders Nadine and Matt O’Connor.

PARTY BACKING: Tory candidate Caroline Nokes with Fathers 4 Justice founders Nadine and Matt O’Connor.

First published in Politics

THE reformed Hampshire-based Fathers 4 Justice campaign group has won Conservative backing for a change to family law.

The Tories have agreed a ten-point action plan which includes legal backing for shared child contact between separated parents.

They are promising to include the family law reforms in their general election manifesto next week.

Nadine O’Connor, wife of Fathers 4 Justice founder Matt O’Connor, has taken over the running of the controversial organisation which became known for its high profile stunts which saw costume-wearing dads scale Buckingham Palace, disrupt Parliament and take over a live National Lottery broadcast.

Nadine, who lives in Romsey, said: “This is the game-changing announcement we have been working towards.

“We look forward to working with the Conservative Party on ensuring this commitment becomes a reality for the thousands of children and families whose lives are blighted by the family courts.”

Romsey and Southampton North Conservative candidate Caroline Nokes is backing the move.

She said: “Families really are the bedrock of our community. I welcome the announcement and look forward to the ten points being implemented after the election.”

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12:47pm Sat 10 Apr 10

EasterleighDirection says...

This is the organisation that trespassed into Buckingham Palace. I'm not sure that political leaders should endorse such tactics.

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This is the organisation that trespassed into Buckingham Palace. I'm not sure that political leaders should endorse such tactics. http://easterleigh.b logspot.com/ EasterleighDirection
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10:29pm Sat 10 Apr 10

infidel says...

EasterleighDirection wrote:
This is the organisation that trespassed into Buckingham Palace. I'm not sure that political leaders should endorse such tactics. http://easterleigh.b logspot.com/
I would not believe a thing the tory PPC Caroline Nokes said this is the woman who tricked a breast cancer charityout of its logo&registration for her own political purposes. For a woman to do this has got to be really hitting the bottom of the dung heap.
[quote][p][bold]EasterleighDirection[/bold] wrote: This is the organisation that trespassed into Buckingham Palace. I'm not sure that political leaders should endorse such tactics. http://easterleigh.b logspot.com/[/p][/quote]I would not believe a thing the tory PPC Caroline Nokes said this is the woman who tricked a breast cancer charityout of its logo®istration for her own political purposes. For a woman to do this has got to be really hitting the bottom of the dung heap. infidel
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5:22pm Sun 11 Apr 10

vj32 says...

Interesting. As I can't find any reference, even on her website to this, and the Conservative policies on families released so far make no mention of reform of the family courts.

This is a real non-story. It doesn't even say what the conservative policies are. Why is the Echo reporting it???
Interesting. As I can't find any reference, even on her website to this, and the Conservative policies on families released so far make no mention of reform of the family courts. This is a real non-story. It doesn't even say what the conservative policies are. Why is the Echo reporting it??? vj32
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9:03pm Sun 11 Apr 10

Mike Murphy says...

This is very good news even from across the pond in Canada. Its gratifying to see the O'Connors back in the advocacy campaign for families and children's rights to have both parents in their lives.
This is very good news even from across the pond in Canada. Its gratifying to see the O'Connors back in the advocacy campaign for families and children's rights to have both parents in their lives. Mike Murphy
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