Post Office scandal: Rishi Sunak announces law to quash convictions of Horizon victims

Rishi Sunak has announced new legislation to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office branch managers.
He told the House of Commons today: “I can announce that we will introduce new primary legislation to make sure that those convicted as a result of the Horizon scandal are swiftly exonerated.
“Mr. Speaker, this is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our nation’s history. People who worked hard to serve their communities have their lives and their reputation destroyed through absolutely no fault of their own”.
Labour leader Keir Starmer responded: “I heard what the prime minister just said about the post office scandal. It is a huge injustice. People lost their lives, their liberty and their livelihoods, and they’ve been waiting far too long for the truth, for justice and for compensation.
He added: “So I’m glad the prime minister is putting forward a proposal. We will look at the details and I think it’s the job of all of us to make sure that it delivers the justice that is so needed.” is the UK’s leading digital-only political website, providing comprehensive coverage of UK politics. Subscribe to our daily newsletter here.