Who are the 7 MPs?

The Magnificent 7 MP’s calling on the Government to investigate the cover-up 

By David HenckAn important step was taken today when seven MPs wrote to Theresa May asking for an independent panel  inquiry to be launched into repeated failures by police to investigate thoroughly historic cases of child sexual abuse. They want the equivalent of the investigation into the Hillsborough disaster. The initiative came from Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative MP for Richmond, who has become acutely aware that the Met Police have still not got to the bottom of the historic child sex scandal at Elm Guest House in his constituency despite two people due to stand trial.

He decided that the issue was too important to become a political football and that an all party approach – it involves MPs from four parties- Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green- was the best way forward.

Caroline Lucas MP

Caroline Lucas MP
 The result is revealed on the Exaro website today in two reports by me outlining the letter and the key cases where they have been repeated failures – every time police investigation have come near VIPs. evidence seems to have gone missing, dossiers lost, surveillance material disappearing, seized child porn DVDs lost and even police investigation reports possibly censored.
John Hemming MP

John Hemming MP
The first report on Exaro details the letter sent to Theresa May and the type of inquiry MPs want. The second report goes into more detail about what MPs want investigated. well as Zac, the other six MPs, are the former coalition children’s minister, Conservative MP Tim Loughton; Labour’s Tom Watson, who raised the question of a paedophile ring run by the late Peter Righton; Labour MP Simon Danczuk, the Rochdale MP who exposed further scandals around the late Sir Cyril Smith; Tess Munt, Liberal Democrat MP for Wells and parliamentary private secretary to Vince Cable, who has concerns about physical and sexual abuse in military schools; John Hemming, Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham, Yardley, who has raised similar issues of child sexual abuse, and Caroline Lucas, the Green MP, who expresses concern about the issue.
Simon Danczuk MP

Simon Danczuk MP
 These magnificent MPs have put their political differences aside and put their heads above the parapet. They do not mince their words about the unsatisfactory situation that still persists. 
Tim Loughton MP

Tim Loughton MP

 As Tim Loughton puts it: “Virtually every week, the public is bombarded with new stories about sexual abuse of children coming to light, yet they stretch as far back as the 1960’s.“Few areas have been left untouched with increasingly alarming stories involving schools, churches, care homes, entertainment, sport and of course politicians and celebrities. “Most alarming is a consistent theme of the reluctance or, more worryingly, the seeming complicity of police and other agencies to investigate the allegations seriously, and pursue the perpetrators rigorously.

“Documents go missing and investigations are curtailed with a chilling frequency, and that now threatens a serious undermining of the public’s confidence in our current child-protection system despite all the progress that has undoubtedly been made in recent years.”
Tessa Munt MP

Tessa Munt MP
It is really time to act.  Teflon Theresa May – not known as a shrinking violet in dealing with tough and controversial issues – should very seriously consider what the MPs want and why they feel driven to ask for it.


New Cross-Party Group of MPs calling for Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse 

Ian Pace

The pioneering news organisation Exaro have published two important articles today by David Hencke relating to a cross-party group of seven MPs who have written jointly to Home Secretary Theresa May called for a proper inquiry into child abuse, citing the Hillsborough inquiry as a model (see Hencke, ‘Police keep failing ‘to follow evidence’ in abuse cases, say MPs: Call for wide inquiry into ‘schools, churches, children’s homes, politicians and celebrities’, 3/6/14, and ‘MPs call on Theresa May to set inquiry into child sex abuse: Tim Loughton and Zac Goldsmith in cross-party group that highlights failures by police’, 3/6/14; see also Jason Beattie, ‘MPs demand inquiry into historic claims of child sex abuse by Cabinet Ministers’, Daily Mirror, 4/6/14).


Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, whose constituency contains Elm Guest HouseGrafton Close Children’s Home, and Colet Court and St Paul’s Schools (Twitter @ZacGoldsmith ).

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham and former Children’s Commissioner, who spoke powerfully in the House of Commons in September 2013 about many ongoing revelations of abuse (Website here; Twitter @timloughton ).
Liberal Democrats:

John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley, who made representations on behalf of financial journalist Leah McGrath Goodman on the grounds of her being banned from the UK following investigation into child abuse at Haut de la Garenne, Jersey, but has also been critical of UK family courts when dealing with allegations of abuse against parents. (Website here; Twitter @johnhemmingmp )

Tessa Munt, MP for Wells, who as a member of the Education Select Committee has taken a special interest in child safeguarding, and whose constituency contains Wells Cathedral School, one of the five specialist music schools, all of which have been connected to abuse (Websitehere; Twitter @tessamunt )

Tom Watson, MP for West Bromwich East, who has been indefatigable in his commitment to this issue ever since raising in Westminster in October 2012 the issues of a high-level paedophile ring(see Watson’s blog and articles here and many other places online; Twitter @tom_watson ).

Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, co-author with Matthew Baker of Smile for the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith (London: Biteback, 2014), who has written of how Smith was connected toPeter Righton and also a wider paedophile ring including prominent politicians (see this article by Watson in praise of Danczuk) (Website here, Twitter @simondanczuk )
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion. (Website here; Twitter @carolinelucas ).
These seven MPs are concerned about how important files, surveillance videos and other material have gone missing, lack of charges brought as a result of Operation Fernbridge, and in general an apparent reluctance on the part of the police and others to pursue cases of serious abuse. 

Watson has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions naming a former cabinet minister alleged to have raped a woman going by the name of ‘Jane’ (see also the detailed five-part account linked to at the bottom of this article and the video interview with ‘Jane’); this is the same senior cabinet minister who has been linked to the VIP paedophile ring related to Elm Guest House (as confirmed by Mark Watts on Twitter on 18/5/14). The Metropolitan Police have chosen not to pursue Jane’s allegations further, nor even interview the alleged perpetrator, raising serious questions about whether proper procedure has been followed; Exaro have also claimed that there was a shocking concerted police smear campaign aimed at discrediting ‘Jane’

Furthermore, there are serious questions about the whereabouts of a series of documents submitted to the Home Office by the late Geoffrey Dickens MP (see herehere and here), one of the few MPs who continued to pursue this issue in the 1980s. Loughton has spoken of his alarm at consistent ‘reluctance, or more worryingly, the seeming complicity of police and other agencies to investigate the allegations seriously, and pursue the perpetrators rigorously’, and how ‘Documents go missing and investigations are curtailed with a chilling frequency, and that now threatens a serious undermining of the public’s confidence in our current child-protection system despite all the progress that has undoubtedly been made in recent years’.

The range of areas of public life in which there have been major allegations of abuse is frighteningly large: these include children’s homes in Islington (see also here and this article by whistleblower Liz Davies), HackneyTower HamletsLambethLewishamSouthwarkHaute de la Garenne in JerseyBedfordshireCambridgeshireEssexSuffolkStaffordshire (the ‘Pindown’ scandal)BirminghamLeicestershireNorth WalesSouth WalesCheshireLeedsSunderland,NorthumberlandLothianRenfrewshireIsle of Lewis, the Kincora Boy’s Home in Belfast,Stockgrove Park School, Buckinghamshire, Stanbridge Earls School near Romsey, HampshireNew Barns School, GloucestershireCastle Hill School, ShropshireSt George’s School, SuffolkKnowl View School in Rochdale, in Clevelandmany of the leading public schools (see also the range of articles here), the Catholic Church, not least in Scottish abbeys,the Church of England, the entertainment industry (not least involving Jimmy Savile), grooming gangs in the North West and Oxford, music educationa ring around Piccadilly Circus, major networks trading images of child abuse, and more. Some of these cases have been investigated, with some prosecutions, but there is good reason to believe some of these investigations have been half-hearted, whilst other cases have simply been ignored. 

There are many individuals linked to multiple networks (not least the sinister figure of Peter Righton), continuing talk of the VIP paedophile ring connected to Elm Guest House and elsewhere, major information concerning late MPs Cyril Smith andPeter Morrison and serious allegations about others who are living (not least the severe claim that a Blair era cabinet minister was being investigated for abusing children in a home in Lambeth, leading to a detective being taken off the case, and even that a council official looking to expose a ring involving the minister was murdered). 

The activities of members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), about whom I have blogged in detail remain shady, and there are many suggestions that this organisation might be linked to a great number of cases of abuse. Furthermore, it is now clear that PIE had deep links to the Home Office, receiving large amounts of money from the organisation, with at least three members working on its premises (with a phone line there), its magazine printed there, and some civil servants receiving images of child abuse delivered to the building!
It is heartening to see such a diverse cross-party group of MPs coming together on this issue. Yet it is more than a little disappointing that there are not more, and that the most senior politicians in all the major parties do not appear to be taking seriously what can only be called an epidemic (if even less than half of the allegations were true). I would urge everyone reading this to write to their own MP and implore them to support the seven courageous figures above (any of whom I would gladly vote for). 

I have earlier blogged on the need for Ed Miliband, the leader of the party to which I belong (Labour), to put all of his weight behind calls for a proper inquiry, but also how there is near-silence from the upper echelons of Labour, perhaps related to the fact that senior Labour politicians are under investigation and also that the current Deputy Leader, Harriet Harman, has been linked to PIE during her time as Legal Officer at the NCCL, during which period NCCL took out an advert in PIE’s journal Magpie and also their policy on images of children reflects aspects of PIE thinking. But this should not be stopping Miliband, nor should worries about the former Thatcher era cabinet minister, and Peter Morrison and others, be stopping David Cameron (and in light of revelations about Cyril Smith, Nick Clegg should be firmly behind this).
Leading experts, researchers and campaigners on child abuse Peter McKelvie and Liz Davies met recently with Home Office minister Norman Baker. They were granted a mere ten minutes of time, despite having built up huge bodies of evidence about child abuse, but it was made clear that there was no intention to undertake either a national police investigation (absolutely necessary because so many complex cases are interlinked) nor a public inquiry. I would urge people to read the account above. Nonetheless, I have been informed that both individuals spoke very highly of Zac Goldsmith’s commitment to the issues in particular.
The media have reported much about the relatively small number of cases coming to court as a result of Operation Yewtree. But these are just a tiny fraction of the wider allegations of serious and sustained abuse (and non-sexual abuse should not be treated any less seriously). All credit to these seven MPs, but as for the others – if our MPs do not care about protecting children in the most vulnerable situations, what do they care about?
‘Cross Party Support for National Inquiry’

Former children’s minister Tim Loughton and Conservative backbencher Zac Goldsmith are calling for a national inquiry into historical cases of child sex abuse.

Goldsmith has co-ordinated a high-powered, cross-party group of MPs to sign a joint letter to Theresa May, home secretary, urging her to set up an independent panel to investigate repeated failures by police and other authorities in a wide variety of cases.

The seven MPs in the group also want the inquiry to investigate why crucial files, surveillance videos and other material has gone missing in relation to allegations against prominent people.

The MPs also include Tom Watson and Simon Danczuk, from Labour; Tessa Munt and John Hemming, Liberal Democrat; and the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas.
The seven want an investigation similar to the independent inquiry into Hillsborough, the football disaster of 1989. That inquiry was seen to have uncovered the truth about an episode that was mired in controversy and reflected especially badly on police.

Several inquiries have been set up in the wake of the exposure in 2012 of Jimmy Savile, the late BBC star, as a paedophile, but there has long been concern that these are too disparate.

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15 Responses to “Who are the 7 MPs?”

  1. Tapestry says:

    The Goldsmiths have a mixed history. James stopped the Euro. Diana (his daughter) tried to stop Charles but was taken out. Zac is associated with The Ecologist and therefore the depopulation agenda. But it’s not black and white in that family.

    The Green Party in the EuroParl is pro-paedophilia legalisation. This could be a clever play to disassociate from paedophiles in the Green movement, or genuine. Let’s see.

  2. Anonymous says:

    the green party is pro pedophilia and wants it all decriminalised
    zac goldsmith is part of the problem, he is there as an early warning system to spin what may come out in favour ofa select group
    Moshe solomons radio hour last year covered jews who drink childrens blood to stay young, and have sex with boys for the youthful energy they claim it gives

  3. Anonymous says:

    So finally, Snowden tells us the NSA had definitive intelligence information which showed that a bunch of mad arab muslims planned the evil destruction of the twin towers (despite all the ‘evidence’ to the contrary). The foolish conspiracy theorists who claim that 911 was an inside job have been proved wrong. Now we know that the official US government account of what happened is not a cover-up, it’s true. Perhaps Snowden will tell us what happened to building seven?

  4. Anonymous says:

    So finally, Snowden tells us the NSA had definitive intelligence information which showed that a bunch of mad arab muslims planned the evil destruction of the twin towers (despite all the ‘evidence’ to the contrary). The foolish conspiracy theorists who claim that 911 was an inside job have been proved wrong. Now we know that the official US government account of what happened is not a cover-up, it’s true. Perhaps Snowden will tell us what happened to building seven?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Building seven? What’s building seven? 😉

  6. charlie drake says:

    come on folks goldsmith is diana is rothschild.
    lucas global warming is rothchild agenda.

    these are this years guys remember the fat bloke tom last year.

  7. charlie drake says:

    the heroic 7 A
    common purpose crew
    surprised they never got that liberty chacrabarty in as well
    what a gate keeping scam
    one for all
    all for rothschild one

  8. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely Henry – A Goldsmith/Rothschild at the hub of it has to be treated with the utmost suspicion a la Nick Ross at Crimestoppers and Rantzen at Childline – gatekeepers all.
    Peace from Canada.

  9. Tapestry says:

    David Hemming has done much valuable work helping mothers whose kids have been removed by the state. Scepticism is always in order, but let’s give this effort some credit and see if it leads to any positive action being taken.

  10. shirlz007 says:

    Newport MP Paul Flynn!
    He’s always one for pissing off the establishment! NEVER minces his words in Parliament!

    For those who are not aware of Paul Flynn… every time Iran’s imaginary nuclear programme is brought up in Parliament, he ALWAYS stands up and states ‘the real nuclear rogue state is Israel’, and the world should be pointing their finger at Israel and demanding Israel declares it’s ILLEGAL nuclear programme! ALWAYS SAYS IT!!! (he usually walks out, because he knows the amount of bullshit that’s about to follow).,

    He may be worth contacting for those of you in the Newport constituency, or any MP reading this.


  11. Anonymous says:

    Anon 10:14am.
    Building 7, was the building 400 yards away from the Twin Towers of 9-11.
    The building fell down without being hit by any aircraft.
    It fell faster than gravity.
    The BBC reported it had fallen down, whilst it was still in view.
    It was a false flag, though people died.

  12. Anonymous says:

    That Snowden character is another person with no life history.
    No life history, no photographs and no friends.
    How can he be credible with no previous form.
    he is just another actor.
    Name me any other person who jumped off an aircraft and broke both legs, just not credible.

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