Liberal Democrats believe that we must balance freedom and security, keeping people safe but also protecting their privacy.
We should always be concerned about restricting the hard won freedoms of the majority when we give more powers to the authorities to deal with the minority who may pose a threat.
The response to these issues has to be proportionate and necessary.
That is why we stopped Conservative plans to introduce a ‘Snooper’s Charter’ that would force internet service providers to keep records of all your texts, emails and every website you visit.
We believe the Snooper’s Charter did not get the balance right and that recording everybody’s communications on the internet was a step too far.
I'm backing Jackie Porter to stop the Tory Snoopers' Charter from coming back.