‘Relationships matter, let’s talk about them!’, says Eastleigh MP and Minister for Loneliness, Mims Davies

On Wednesday the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, voted in the House of Commons to approve new measures on relationships education in England. The motion - which passed 482 votes FOR, 14 AGAINST, will see Primary and Secondary pupils in England learn about importance of relationships, keeping safer online and looking after their mental health and wellbeing.

Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:

“I’m really pleased that colleagues from across the House of Commons were able to come together to support this key step forward, ensuring that our young people learn about personal relationships, keeping safer online and their mental health and wellbeing – all areas that have been raised with me as a local MP.

“The world children are growing up in has changed considerably since the sex and relationship guidance for schools was last updated in 2000, almost 20 years on and with the internet in almost every aspect of our lives today, it was vitally important that the law in this area was brought up to date so we can support families, schools and communities.

“I am delighted that an overwhelming majority of MPs – alongside positive backing from key charities such as Barnardo’s, The NSPCC, and Stonewall - supported the changes demonstrates how our society is moving forward when it comes to equality, which is something that, having served on the Women and Equality Select Committee, I really welcome."