‘Victory’ in Dearne smoke alarm law crusade

Libby-Jayne Hornsby, who has tragically died following a house fire in Conisbrough.

Libby-Jayne Hornsby, who has tragically died following a house fire in Conisbrough.

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Your South Yorkshire Times campaign for a ‘smoke alarm law’ in the name of a Conisbrough girl who died in a house fire has taken a major step forward after more than 200 MPs pledged their support.

The proposal cleared its first major hurdle in the House of Commons after 245 members backed a private members bill, which calls on the government to make it law for smoke alarms to be fitted in private rented properties.

John Healey, MP

John Healey, MP

We launched our ‘Do it for Libby’ campaign after Libby-Jayne Hornsby, two, died in a blaze at her rented Conisbrough home last October which did not have smoke alarms fitted. An inquest heard the fire was started by another child in the house playing with a cigarette lighter.

 

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