As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 21st June, Stephanie coordinated and attended a meeting between the family of Jacqueline Wileman and Justice Minister Robert Buckland MP this week to discuss their campaign for longer sentences for deaths caused by dangerous driving.
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Commenting, Stephanie said:
“Jacqueline’s family feel like the justice system has let them down at every opportunity, and the meeting in Westminster was a vital opportunity for them to have their say to the very person who can make the long overdue changes.
“The Minister appeared sincere in his pledge to gather more answers that Johnny and his family urgently need surrounding the circumstances of Jacqueline’s death and the punishment of those responsible.
“But sadly, the Government could not confirm when they would be increasing the maximum sentence for those convicted of death by dangerous driving, meaning we will have to wait even longer for action the Government promised in 2017 and to me as recently as April.
“I was pleased to secure this meeting and the further commitments from the Justice Minister for Jacqueline’s family, but I will continue our campaign on longer sentences to make sure nobody else has to go through what Jacqueline’s family have.”