Esther, Mother of Brianna Ghey, Holds Talks with Rishi Sunak Over His Trans Jibe


London (Parliament Politics Maganize) – Esther Ghey, whose daughter Brianna was killed, had a ‘positive’ video call with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about her campaign over teenagers’ access to social media

The mother of murdered teen Brianna Ghey has held discussions with Rishi Sunak as she put his trans jibe after them. Esther Ghey and the Prime Minister held a “positive” video call concerning her campaign over teens’ access to social media. One of her daughter’s assassins had viewed excessive violence on the “dark web” before killing 16-year-old Brianna.

Eddie Ratcliffe and Scarlett Jenkinson, who were both 15 at the time they killed the transgender teen, were imprisoned for life last month. The pair penetrated Brianna 28 times in a fierce attack with a hunting knife after she was drawn to a park.

Ms. Ghey made the Peace in Mind movement to raise cash to prepare teachers with mindfulness techniques and support kids in dealing with negative emotions. She has also urged for children under-16s to be restricted from social media and have smartphones with no permit to network apps.

She stated she had a “productive” session with Mr. Sunak and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan concerning her campaign. “Approaching the meeting as both a parent and the Prime Minister, Rishi attended to my thoughts around both Mindfulness in Schools and situations over mobile phone safety for our children,” she stated.

“The Prime Minister offered his concerns and support for many of the points raised – creating a real commitment to supporting parents and taking recommendations on board around the dangers and problems faced by our young people. Likewise, having expressed to the education secretary before the meeting, Rishi also offered his support for programs to help support children’s wellbeing and mental health.”

She characterized the meeting as “an encouraging start and I hope to persist in working with Rishi, Michelle, and other leaders across the country to make the world a safer, more empathetic, and resilient place”.

Mr. Sunak’s deputy spokeswoman said the PM voiced his condolences to Ms. Ghey and thanked her for her campaign work during the session. “They discussed the significance of letting children be children and giving them the very best start in life,” she said.

“That’s something that he considers one of his duties as prime minister. The Prime Minister stated that the Government is collecting evidence on what mental health support works best and asked for her support in the Government’s work on this”

It comes after Mr. Sunak encountered criticism last month for creating a jibe about transgender people during the Prime Minister’s Queries while Ms. Ghey was in Parliament. It is apprehended that Ms. Ghey and the PM were not concerned about the comment in their meeting.

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After the statements were made, Ms. Ghey stated: “I don’t wish to comment on news of wording or comments recently made. I focus on making a positive change and a lasting legacy for Brianna.” Ms. Ghey has previously expressed creating the campaign helped her “focus on something positive” and has suggested that “something good has come out of the tragic situation.”

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.