Bradford South MP has been named Parliamentarian of the Year by a road safety charity for her campaigning on dangerous driving.
According to the charity Brake, Judith has been “instrumental in the campaign for justice for road crash victims and has been tireless in her pursuit of safer roads in her Bradford constituency.”
Brake, in partnership with Direct Line Group, celebrated the achievements of road safety campaigners at the charity’s Annual Reception, held on Wednesday night (June 6) in the Houses of Parliament.
Judith said: “It’s a real honour to receive Brake’s Parliamentarian of the Year award.
“Since I first entered parliament in 2015, improving road safety and pushing for tougher punishments for driving offenders have been top priorities for me. The near daily stories in my local newspaper about dangerous driving attest to the fact this issue is as pressing as ever.
“Poor road safety is a huge issue in Bradford, but safer roads are something everyone in this country deserves.
“Brake do an excellent job of campaigning for safer roads and supporting bereaved families. I look forward to continuing to work with them to push for change.”
Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns for Brake, said: “It is an absolute privilege to be with and honour all those who campaign for safer roads in the UK, from our local grassroots campaigners to parliamentarians and Ministers. Road safety affects us all and through the hard work of our fantastic supporters I know that we can achieve our vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries.”
“Judith’s award of road safety Parliamentarian of the Year for 2017 couldn’t be more deserving. She has been tireless in her campaigns for road safety and justice for road crash victims, both in her Bradford constituency and beyond. We look forward to working with Judith to deliver more positive road safety change in the future and to continue along our path to a world with zero road deaths and injuries.”
Paul Geddes, Chief Executive, Direct Line Group, said: “As Britain’s leading motor insurer, Direct Line Group has a responsibility to both our customers and to society to keep Britain’s roads safe. We have been a proud sponsor of this event since 2009 and during that time, across three different parliaments, much has changed, not only in how people drive but also how our roads are used today. I’m delighted that the Brake Annual Reception has become a staple of Parliamentary life thanks to the fantastic work of Brake and the championing of road safety by our Parliamentarians, together they are helping to make Britain’s roads safer.”
Read more about Judith’s campaigning on a blog post on Brake’s website.