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International Women's Day: Labour MP Jess Phillips Uses Commons Speech To Read List Of 120 Women Murdered By Men

08/03/2016 16:57 | Updated 08 March 2016

MPs sat in silence today as Jess Phillips used a Commons debate on International Women's Day to read out the names of every woman who has been murdered in by a man in the last year.

The Labour MP told the Commons: "In 2015 a women was murdered in the UK every three days. Women murdered by men that they should have been able to trust.

"Commonly, women are murdered by partners, husbands and boyfriends. But also in some cases by their fathers their sons their brothers.

"We wish to give voice to honour the women who died. Today I stand to honour every victim and the fight to end violence against women

She added: "Here the names of the women who died since International Women's Day last year."

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Her voice cracking slightly a she read out the 120 names to a silent Commons, Phillips listed the names of the women and girls, aged 13 and over, killed in the last 12 months, in cases where a man has been tried and found guilty or charged or believed by police to be the primary suspect.

"These were not all poor women," Phillips said. "These were women of every age. They were teachers, dinner ladies, doctors, dancers and daughters."

Philips added the perpetrators were "not feckless drunks, they were respected fathers City bankers, eminent lawyers".

MPs broke with convention to applaud Phillips at the end of her speech.

This is the full list as read out by Jess Phillips:

1. Lucy Ayris, 25
2. Alison Wilson, 36
3. Janet Muller, 21
4. Melissa Liddle,23
5. Sarah Pollock, 41
6. Jill Goldsmith, 49
7. Zaneta Balazova, 23
8. Cecilia Powell, 95
9. Marian Smith, 74
10. Violet Price, 80
11. Karen Buckley, 24
12. Susan Davenport, 63
13. Sandra Thomas, 57
14. Sarah Fox, 27
15. Bernadette Fox, 57
16. Aileen Bell, 60
17. Frances Cleary-Senior, 49
18. Tracey Woodford, 47
19. Mariola Cudworth, 36
20. Anna Rosenberg, 43
21. Wendy Milligan, 46
22. Gloria Perring, 76
23. Mahala Rhodes,42
24. Marta Ligman, 23
25. Emma Crowhurst, 36
26. Joanna Doman, 55
27. Shiggi Rethishkumar, 35
28. Neya Rethishkumar, 13
29. Niya Rethishkumar, 13
30. Grace Kissell, 33
31. Jan Jordon, 48
32. Ramute Butkiene, 42
33. Anne Dunkley, 67
34. Phyllis Hayes, 65
35. Nazia Akhtar, 31
36. Nadia Khan, 24
37. Jennifer Edwards, 45
38. Stacey Henderson, 35
39. Rita Stephens, 67
40. Jennifer Williams, 25
41. Amy Smith, 17
42. Anita Kapoor, 34
43. Linda Norcup, 46
44. Lisa Anthony, 47
45. Ava Anthony, 14
46. Lorraine Barwell, 54
47. Laura Davies, 21
48. Tracey Baker, 42
49. Florisse Corette, 81
50. Isobel (known as Becky) Parker, 23
51. Gillian Phillips, 54
52. Amal Abdi, 21
53. Jenny Foote, 38
54. Miriam Nyazema, 35
55. Denisa Silman, 25
56. Jennifer Dornan, 30
57. Jan Bennett, 67
58. Laura Holden, 36
59. Elife Beqa, 34
60. Katelyn Parker, 24
61. Elizabeth Nnyanzi, 31
62. Wendy Mann, 26
63. Lauren Masters, 20
64. Samantha Ho, 39
65. Natalia Strelchenko, 38
66. Julie Collier, 55
67. Karen Reid, 53
68. Petra Atkinson, 42
69. Anne Marrie Cropper, 47
70. Nicola Cross, 37
71. Shelley Saxton-Cooper, 45
72. Sarrah Garba, 27
73. Jourdain John-Baptiste, 22
74. Maxine Showers, 42
75. Helen Lancaster, 54
76. Malgorzata Marczak, 29
77. Usha Patel, 44
78. Leighanne Cameron, 29
79. Imelda Molina, 49
80. Kerry Reeves, 26
81. Christine Tunnicliffe-Massey, 57
82. Bianca Shepherd, 58
83. Barbara Barniecka, 43
84. Kayleigh Haywood, 15
85. Susan Mitchelson, 45
86. Kelly Pearce, 36
87. Jean Robertson, 85
88. Wendy Goodman, 48
89. Josephine Williamson, 83
90. Sian Roberts, 36
91. Hilda Mary Oakland, 71
92. Ravinder Jutla, 43
93. Jackie Abbott, 54
94. Lija Aroustamova, 52
95. Mumtaz Member, 56
96. Sian Blake, 43
97. Kathleen Griffin, 57
98. Mambero Ghebreflafie, 22
99. Daria Pionko, 21
100. Katie Locke, 23
101. Rita King, 81
102. Marjorie Elphick, 83
103. Katy Rourke, 25
104. Katrina O'Hara, 44
105. Georgina Symonds, 25
106. Lisa Lyttle, 49
107. Andrea Lewis, 51
108. India Chipchase 20
109. Guida Rufino, 38
110. Elidona Demiraj, 25
111. Geraldine Newman, 51
112. Caroline Andrews, 52
113. Sheila Jefferson, 73
114. Leanne Wall, 36
115. Jessica McGraa, 37
116. Maria Byrne, 35
117. Lisa Reynolds, 30
118. Natasha Bradbury, 28
119. Julie Hill, 51
120. Rose Hill , 75

Writing on The Huffington Post today, Philips said she would use International Women's Day to "get across the message that we women are still being murdered and abused".

"Others will be using the time to shout loud about women's achievements, speaking of great women, courageous women, women at the top," she wrote.

I will love each story or lament for what others have that we women don't. There is one thing I think that we women have that our brothers should envy and replicate - we have each other."

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