Jess Phillips reads out names of women killed by men in UK over the last year

In a House of Commons debate today to mark International Women’s Day, Labour MP Jess Phillips read the names of women killed in UK in the last year.

She said: “I am tired that on this one day of the year of Ministers announcing a little bit of this or a little bit of that, I am tired that women’s safety matters so much less in this place than small boats.

“I am tired of fighting for systematic change and being given table scraps. Never again do I want to hear a politician say that lessons will be learnt from abject failure. It is not true. This list is no longer just a testament to these women’s lives. It is a testament to our collective failure. At least half of the names I am about to read out could have been saved”. is the UK’s leading digital-only political website, providing comprehensive coverage of UK politics. Subscribe to our daily newsletter here.