Member of Parliament for Amber Valley


Raising Towed-Trailer Safety in Parliament

On 19th January, I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on towed-trailer safety to raise my concerns and the terrible incident, which many of you will recall, which took place just over eight years ago, when Finlay Martin was tragically killed by a runaway trailer which had detached from a car in Heage.

I wanted to raise this heart-breaking case in Parliament to highlight the tragic consequences and call on the Government to introduce further measures to prevent such incidences and for tougher sentences for those who neglect to operate trailers safely. I would like to see the Government introduce measures to ensure accidents like this never happen again and I will continue to raise this matter in Parliament.

You can read the full text of the debate and my contributions here.