Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has this week signed a parliamentary motion and spoken up in the House of Commons in support of postmasters trapped in the Horizon scandal.
This scandal relates to a faulty computer system called Horizon introduced in the 1990s to process transactions in post offices. The system falsely showed shortfalls and many postmasters were either criminally convicted or forced to pay back thousands of pounds that they did not actually owe.
One of those affected by this scandal was Della Robinson, who was subpostmaster at Dukinfield Post Office. Gwynne raised the case in Parliament yesterday in an urgent question on the scandal.
Gwynne has also signed an Early Day Motion calling for a judge-led inquiry into the scandal.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Those who were caught up – through absolutely no fault of their own – in the Horizon scandal have been living a nightmare for the last decade or so.
“Progress to address this scandal has been incredibly slow and we are still nowhere near a satisfactory resolution.
“It is impossible to make up for all the misery and suffering that this scandal has caused, but it is high time that there was some sort of justice for those who have been affected.”