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22 September 2019

Mother of Jodey Whiting receives standing ovation at Labour fringe event.

What: Joy Dove, the mother of Jodey Whiting, receives a standing ovation at a packed fringe event at Labour’s annual conference, after she pledges to continue her fight for justice. She was speaking after the Justice for Jodey Whiting petition secures more than 55,000 signatures by the time it closed earlier this month. Dove tells the Real Britain fringe event, hosted by the Daily Mirror and the union Unite, how her daughter had taken her own life just 15 days after her benefits were wrongly stopped for missing a WCA. She also holds up pictures of her daughter, and the grave where she is buried, as well as a copy of her daughter’s post-mortem report, and says: “What mother needs to see her daughter’s post-mortem report?”

Why significant: Shows the ongoing fight for justice for Jodey Whiting.


Labour conference: Ovation for Justice for Jodey mum, Pring, 2019