Petition against privacy invasion handed to Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles

Nick Boles MP receives a petition from Sharon Bengston, Abbie Bengston, Morus Bengston. Michael Anderson at the Conservative Party office in North Street, Bourne
Nick Boles MP receives a petition from Sharon Bengston, Abbie Bengston, Morus Bengston. Michael Anderson at the Conservative Party office in North Street, Bourne
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CAMPAIGNERS handed over a petition against the invasion of privacy to their MP.

A group led by Michael Anderson, of Willoughby Road, Bourne, met Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles to hand over a petition containing 140,000 signatures.

The meeting took place at the Conservative Party office in North Street, Bourne.

The petition was started nationally by campaign group 38 Degrees. The group objects to the Government’s new Draft Communications Data Bill, which would make it easier for security and police services to spy on e-mails, phone calls and internet activity.

Mr Anderson stepped forward to present the signatures to Mr Boles after a request from the campaign group.

He said: “The government wants new powers to invade our privacy, every single day.

“They want to store records on who we call, text and email, and which websites we visit, without any kind of warrant or reason.

“Our civil liberties have taken a battering in recent years from politicians of all backgrounds. Now it’s time for us to make a stand.”

Mr Boles will make his first major appearance as Planning and Development Minister at an event at Stoke Rochford Hall on September 27.