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Barry Sheerman

MP for Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Barry Sherman is a Labour and Co-operative MP for Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, and Chair of the Global Network for Road Safety Legislators. The Global Network for Road Safety Legislators was established at an international meeting of Parliamentarians held in London in December 2016 that adopted the ‘Westminster Declaration’ calling on parliaments worldwide to take action to improve the legal basis for road safety. Their Manifesto #4RoadSafety issued by their Leadership Council highlights the policies and laws that can be adopted to support the Road Safety SDGs and global targets for road casualty reduction. Barry Sheerman is also Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS). PACTS is a registered charity supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety. Its aim is to advise and inform members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords on transport and road safety issues. As a backbench MP, Barry Sheerman was instrumental in moving an amendment to the 1981 Transport Act which made seat belt wearing a legal requirement. He was one of the founders of the Global Road Safety Partnership and has been a life-long supporter of road safety policies in the UK and internationally.

Governance of road safety

25 May
09:00 - 10:30