contact Burnham MP after her child sex abuse revelations
of child abuse victims and their loved ones have contacted Burnham's
MP Tessa Munt asking for her help since she admitted she had been
abused as a child.
families, friends, police solicitors and social workers have all
been in touch, urging her to ensure the issue is not swept under
Burnham-On-Sea MP says being inundated with the stories of victims
has made her even more determined to try and expose any organised
cover up and fight for justice.
Monday, I have received an absolute avalanche of emails, texts,
letters and phone calls from other survivors literally
hundreds and hundreds of people, some victims, others family members
of victims, and even solicitors, barristers, social workers who
want to be sure the truth is known," she said.
she was one of seven MPs who set the ball rolling on a campaign
which eventually led to Home Secretary Theresa May announcing
an inquiry into historical paedophile allegations.
being directly asked about her involvement on Radio 4, Mrs Munt
said she had been abused as a child, sparking an avalanche of
mail from across the country.
said: "On Monday this week, I welcomed the Home Secretary's
announcement that a full, independent inquiry would be established
into allegations of systematic and organised covering up of evidence
into alleged child sexual abuse."
followed a long campaign by a cross party group of seven MPs.
Each of us is determined to seek justice for those who have experienced
child abuse. Whilst explaining what had driven us to seek this
Inquiry, I spoke publicly for the first time about my own experiences
as a survivor of abuse as a child. By speaking out, I hoped to
offer encouragement to other victims to do so too so that
this independent inquiry is the one that changes things. I want
victims to be heard, listened to, and wherever possible, for action
to be taken."
Munt has warned the Government she will be "watching like
a hawk" to make sure inquiries get to the bottom of the allegations
May announced a full, independent inquiry into a pattern of 'lost',
suppressed or destroyed evidence about paedophile rings and is
likely to feature prominent politicians, celebrities and other
high-profile members of the establishment.