Political News Updates

Charley Allan reports on how 2022 is shaping up to be a year of new prison legislation

The Rt Rev Rachel Treweek is the Bishop for HM’s Prisons in England and Wales – the representative for the Church of England on prison matters. She is also the Bishop of Gloucester and sits in the House of Lords.

Ellie Reeves explains how a decade of cuts has left the prison service on its knees

Labour MP for Easington, Grahame Morris, explains the thinking behind his new Prisons (Violence) Bill

As members of the POA know, I have been campaigning to better regulate Fire and Rehire. Last month my Private Members Bill was debated in Parliament and your support was vital in helping convince hundreds of MPs to back our campaign. Thank you for your solidarity. The POA was an early supporter of the Bill and I am extremely grateful to every member.

With MPs across the House telling the government that 68 is too late, now is the time for POA members to pile on the pressure, explains Charley Allan

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

Future parliamentary business from Monday 11 October 


Ian Byrne MP on his campaign to end food poverty

Liz Saville Roberts MP on the prison crisis concealed from public view

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.