Yvette Cooper
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'More action on domestic violence'

New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.

New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.

Yvette Cooper says a commissioner would also be appointed by Labour to oversee "national standards" in such cases.

Ms Cooper says more offenders are now avoiding court action as "community resolutions" are instead being used.