This year saw the first National Stephen Lawrence Day on 22 April. The day commemorated the life of Stephen Lawrence, who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked, racially-motivated attack in 1993.
Recently, I visited Parkwood Academy in Sheffield as they held their own Stephen Lawrence Day. It was a privilege to be joined by Stuart Lawrence, Stephen’s brother, who spoke powerfully about the need to build a more inclusive Britain.
There must be a zero tolerance approach to race or religious hate crime. In the face of such attacks, we must make absolutely clear our opposition to bigotry and work together to stamp it out.