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Silence as MP Jess Phillips reads names of 127 murdered women in Parliament full list

The Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley spent almost five and a half minutes reading out the names of more than 120 women in the Commons, and paying tribute to their lives

By Aletha Adu Political Correspondent

18:31, 10 Mar 2022Updated18:37, 10 Mar 2022

Labour MP Jess Phillips today paid tribute to women who have been killed in the past year where a man has been charged or convicted.  The MP for Birmingham Yardley spent almost five and a half minutes reading out the names of more than 120 women in the Commons.  The Commons chamber fell silent as Ms Phillips highlighted that behind every death there was a story where better victim support or mental health services could have saved the woman's life.  Relatives of Ellie Gould, 17, and Poppy Devey Waterhouse, 24, who were both murdered by their ex-boyfriends, watched on from one of the galleries in the Commons.  The MP for Birmingham Yardley concluded by telling the chamber: “The list is painfully long but in reality the list is much longer. We can make it shorter, let’s act faster.”

Ms Phillips, who reads out the latest list during the annual International Women’s Day debate, said: “The act of remembrance here every year is completely down to the work of Karen Ingala Smith and the Counting Dead Women project.  She’s the only person keeping this data but her painstaking work over many years has meant that unlike seven years ago, when I first read this list, we are all more aware of the peril of femicide.  This wasn’t the Government doing the work, it was women giving their labour away for free.”

She added excuses used by perpetrators to get a lighter sentence are used to “victim blame and diminish” a woman’s innocence when applied to her during the “trial of her own death”.

Ms Phillips said: “Every name I’m about to read there will be a story about how better mental health services, even the slightest suggestion of offender management or the availability of quick specialist victims’ support, would have saved their lives.  The perpetrators killed but it is on us in here if we keep allowing a system where women live under the requirement to give away their labour for free in the pursuit of their own safety.”

In a nod to Sarah Everard, who was murdered by a serving Metropolitan Police officer, Ms Phillips said: “The final name on the list last year when I stood here was a name that we all know. Here are the names of the women killed since that supposedly watershed moment.”

She concluded by naming three women killed in the last month where no suspect has been charged, adding: “And finally to mention Jomaa Jerrare, whose body was dumped and set on fire in a layby last August and nobody has been charged with her murder.  Many women like Jomaa don’t appear on our lists because no-one is ever charged with their killing or because they die by staged homicide and sudden death falling from a building, overdose or suicide and we never look into the history of domestic abuse in their cases.  The list is painfully long but in reality the list is much longer. We can make it shorter, let’s act faster.”

Government minister Trudy Harrison said the “painfully long list” of women killed by men is a reminder of “more work that must be done”.  She said: “The issue of gender-based violence has featured heavily today. As some of you have pointed out, we’re also reeling from the tragic death of Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa and many other women that the right honourable member for Birmingham Yardley has so poignantly listed.  I think the painfully long list of women killed by men, such a poignant and powerful if not utterly tragic reminder of more work that must be done. And I would like to put on record my thanks to Karen Ingala Smith for compiling that record."

Full list of women killed in the last year where a man has been charge or convicted

Karen McLean

Stacey Knell

Smita Mistry

Samanth Mills

Dyanne Mansfield

Patricia Audsley

Phyllis Nelson

Klaudia Soltys

Simone Ambler

Emma McArthur

Sherrie Teresa Milnes

Constanta Bunea

Jacqueline Grant

Loretta Herman

Sally Metcalf

Sarah Keith

Peggy Wright

Charmaine O'Donnell

Michelle Cooper

Kerry Bradford

Julia James

Beth Aspey

Susan Booth

Maya Zulfiqar

Maria Rawlings

Chenise Gregory

Agnes Akom

Wendy Cole

Caroline Crouch

Svetlana Mihalachi

Nicola Kirk

unamed woman

Agita Geslere

Alison Stevenson

Lauren Wilson

Penina Kabeba

Jill Hickery

Bethany Vincent (and 9 yr old son)

Leah Ware

Esther Brown

Michaela Hall

Mildred Whitmore

Stacey Clay

Linda Hood

Marlene Coleman

Sophie Cartlidge

Gracie Spinks

Kim Dearden

Michelle Hibbert (& husband)

Sally Poynton

Catherine Wardleworth

Sukhjit Badial

Elsie Pinder

Catherine Stewart

Ishrat Ahmed (husband also attacked)

Tamara Padi

Katie (Kathleen) Brankin

Sandra See

Beatrice Cenusa

Patricia Holland

Louise Kam

Yordanos Brhane

Amanda Selby

Malgorzata Lechanska

Megan Newborough

Diana Nichols

Maxine Davison

Kate Shepherd

Bella Nicandro

Eileen Barrott

Sharron Pickles

Helen Anderson

Jade Ward

Maddie Durdant-Hollamby

Fawziyah Javed

Ingrid Matthew

Unnamed woman, Welwyn Garden City

Sabina Nessa

Terri Harris +3 children (John Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, Connie Gent, 11

Sukhjeet Uppal

Norma Girolami

Jekouki Jaboa

Nicole Hurley

Bonnie Harwood

Katrina Rainey

Marta Chmielecka

Ruth Dent

Josephine Smith

Dawn Walker

Yvonne Barr

Sarah Ashwell

Tamby Dowling

Pauline Quinn

Ilona Golabek

Alexandra Morgan

Tricia Livsey (and partner Anothy Tipping, 60)

Bobbi-Anne McLeod

Bori Benko

Jennifer Chapple ( and husband Stephen)

June Fox-Roberts

Malak Adabzadeh, 47

Fernanda, and her father

Amber Gibson

Lily Sullivan

Caoimhe Morgan

Julia Howse

Beverley Tayor (and John Taylor)

Mary Fell (and husband Denis)

Kirsty Ashley

Brenda Blainey

Judith Armstrong

Freda Walker (husband also attacked but survived)

Marlene Doyle

Yasmin Chkaifi

Lucy Powell who was my constituent killed at the age of 21.

Marena Shaban

Lesma Jackson

Ashley Wadsworth

Charissa Brown

Katy Harris

Nicola Shaba

Dawn Trusler

Valerie Warrington (and husband)

She also mentioned the names of three women who have been killed in the last month where no suspect has been charged, they are:

    Clair Ablewhite
    Valerie Free
    Niomi Hunte

And finally a mention for Jomaa Jerrare whose body was dumped and set on fire in a lay-by last august and no one has been charged with her murder.

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It doesn't help where male police officers are concerned as they have a low opinion of women  :cry: