Berger nominated for anti-hate crime award
LUCIANA BERGER has been nominated for a prestigious national award for those “standing up to hate crimes” after her passionate speech in the House of Commons during the debate on antisemitism.
The Liverpool Wavertree MP was nominated in the category for upstanding parliamentarian, named in honour of the late Jo Cox MP, ahead of the upcoming No2H8 Crime Awards in two weeks’ time.
“Her consistent and strong stance has meant she has had to face horrific online abuse,” said the judges. “Luciana’s response to her attackers has been to act against them through the criminal justice system.”
Other politicians nominated include MPs Stella Creasy, Paula Sherriff, and Scottish parliamentarian Anas Sarwar, who has been a prominent supporter of Tell MAMA, the charity responsible for monitoring Islamophobia in the UK.