Bournemouth MP backs Legacy for Lucy bid to ban blind cords

Bournemouth Echo: CAMPAIGN: Annette Latimer lost her daughter Lucy Cutts, aged two, when she became tangled in a blind cord CAMPAIGN: Annette Latimer lost her daughter Lucy Cutts, aged two, when she became tangled in a blind cord

AN MP is backing the Daily Echo’s campaign to ban looped blind cords.

Conor Burns has confirmed he will support initiative Legacy for Lucy, set up in the wake of the death of two-year-old Lucy Cutts five years ago.

The tot died after getting herself caught up in the blind cord in her bedroom, and heartbroken mum Annette Latimer,is now calling on Echo readers to sign a petition calling for a ban on such cords in the UK.

The MP, who represents Bournemouth West, met Annette at a surgery in Kinson last week and has pledged to support her fight.

He said: “If with a very simple measure, you can prevent an avoidable death, then we absolutely need to push that as far as we can.”

Christchurch MP Christopher Chope is also supporting the campaign, and said that manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products do not put live at risks.

Conor said: “Some of these products already have a device that encloses the lower half of a blind cord in a sealed plastic unit.

“However, a lot of people would choose not to attach it. These can be quite unsightly and you’d have to screw them into a wall, so it doesn’t always happen.”

He added: “If there is a way to encourage manufacturers into taking responsibility, then we must keep trying.”

Lucy is one of 27 children whose deaths have involved the cords since 1999.

Visit bournemouthecho.co.uk/lega cyforlucy for all stories and details of the campaign.

To sign the petition, visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/55067 and see how to get involved on Facebook at facebook.com/legacyforlucyban

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11:52am Fri 13 Dec 13

contric says...

ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise
ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise contric

12:51pm Fri 13 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Apart from in the Echo is this actually going anywhere?

There have been at least 3 stories pretty much saying exactly the same thing - no update as to how its going though.
Apart from in the Echo is this actually going anywhere? There have been at least 3 stories pretty much saying exactly the same thing - no update as to how its going though. scrumpyjack

12:51pm Fri 13 Dec 13

John T says...

contric wrote:
ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise
And Conor Burns said: 'Are there any strings attached?'
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise[/p][/quote]And Conor Burns said: 'Are there any strings attached?' John T

1:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

John T wrote:
contric wrote: ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise
And Conor Burns said: 'Are there any strings attached?'
TIme and a place....poor taste.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: ellwood said whats happening and why are we getting such a small pay rise[/p][/quote]And Conor Burns said: 'Are there any strings attached?'[/p][/quote]TIme and a place....poor taste. scrumpyjack

5:31pm Fri 13 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

Conning Burns publicity wagon going again.
Conning Burns publicity wagon going again. pete woodley

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