Chris Williamson criticised for saying there is ‘merit’ in exploring idea as way of cutting number of sexual assaults on public transport

Shadow minister Chris Williamson has been criticised by female colleagues and union chiefs for suggesting there was “merit” in introducing women-only train carriages to help cut the number of sexual assaults on public transport.

Williamson, the shadow fire minister, said he was open to the idea first proposed by Jeremy Corbyn when he was running for the Labour leadership in 2016.

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