Like people all over the world, I have been sickened by the inexcusable death of George Floyd. I look forward to justice being done in the US courts as swiftly as possible. We are all made in the image of God which is why racism is always unacceptable. Black lives matter because all lives matter.
No country is perfect in this regard. I strongly welcomed the introduction of the race disparity audit and I support the work of the Equalities Minister, a black woman, in dealing with the disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19. I have always taken up any concerns about racism in my Parliamentary work and will always continue to do so.