Lisa Townsend is the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. Here’s what she said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday :
‘Stonewall, which has drifted so far from its original mission is now a threat to women and risks putting feminism back 50 years. Police forces, in an attempt to correct many of the wrongs committed against minorities in the past, are being naive if they believe that Stonewall are anything but a well-funded lobby group for a dangerous ideology that threatens the safety of our women and girls. The single biggest issue that filled-up my inbox when I first announced I was standing as police and crime commissioner were concerns about gender self-identification.”
Her interview was cheered on by Conservative Home: “We don’t know what Townsend is on but, whatever it is, some of her fellow Tory commissioners could do with a bit of it.”
This was my complaint to Surrey police.
Public authorities have a duty of care to people with protected characteristics under the Public Sector Equality Duty. When individuals disregard this, and attempt to whip up fear and hate, they should be held to account.
Complaints to Surrey police may be made using this link -https://www.surrey.police.uk/fo/feedback/tc/thanks-and-complaints/ .