Richard Ottaway MP Award Nomination for Metal Theft Legislation  


Richard Ottaway MP

Richard Ottaway MP

Conservative Member of Parliament Richard Ottaway has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The award looks to recognise outstanding diplomats and politicians in the UK for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts in representing civilian matters at the highest level.

Nominated under the Policy Driver category, Mr Ottaway has worked tirelessly on the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill to help combat the theft of metal crime that has devastated his constituency of Croydon South. Since adopting this Bill, the MP has been going out to scrap metal yards and meeting organisations affected by theft to weigh up all arguments. His work means putting an end to the increasing number of metal thefts damaging the UK economy to the tune of three quarters of a billion pounds and creating daily disruptions and heartbreak. 

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Director of Grassroot Diplomat said, “Grassroot diplomacy empowers the voiceless, defines a path for the hopeless, and restores faith to influencers. The Initiative Award seeks to build trust again between the ‘us and them’ and bring people of all statuses together.”

Mr Ottaway is committed to working tirelessly with and for his constituents, and for this, his efforts are being recognised here.

Over 50 high-level government officials have been nominated in 3 categories but there can only be six winners. Join Richard Ottaway and other government nominees at the Vincent Rooms, Westminster with evening performance led by Euro-Vision Song Contest artist, Imaani.