Investigative news website Exaro has used a Twitter campaign to get the support of more than 50 MPs in a call for Home Secretary Theresa May to hold an inquiry into the organised sexual abuse of children.
After breaking a story about a cross-party group of MPs sending a letter to May two weeks ago, the campaign has built up a “head of steam… driven by social media", Exaro claims.
- February 13, 2017
- November 10, 2016
- August 2, 2016
And now the two original signatories are writing to every MP asking whether they will back the campaign.
Exaro editor-in-chief Mark Watts said: “What is remarkable about it is how the campaign for the inquiry has built up on Twitter.”
Here are a few of the MPs' tweets confirming their support for the campaign:
— John Leech (@johnleechmcr) June 5, 2014
@CassandraCogno I do support such an inquiry. The Kincora Boys' Home was in my own constituency.
— Naomi Long MP (@naomi_long) June 6, 2014
— Richard Burden MP (@RichardBurdenMP) June 9, 2014
— Steve McCabe (@steve_mccabe) June 11, 2014
I support the campaign for an independent national inquiry into child abuse. I will work with parliamentary colleagues and others.
— Albert Owen MP (@AlbertOwenMP) June 16, 2014